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The Brain Health Education and Research Institute’s mission is to change the way we address protection from, and treatment of, all forms brain injury. From proactively taking care of our brain health on an ongoing basis, to post-injury treatment, to recovery, BHERI is committed to being at the forefront of research and education. Omega-3 fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are critical to brain health and are one of the principal building blocks of the brain. BHERI supports Continuing research on Omega-3′s (ALA, DHA & EPA) and their impact on brain health. To learn more about our Mission, please visit our Mission page.

Recent Articles and News

Soccer Players at Risk of Brain Injury

A career of heading a soccer ball may raise the risk of dementia, according to a small new study in the journal Acta Neuropathologica. Six longtime soccer players who died with dementia were found to have brain injuries from repetitive trauma. All six brains showed signs of damage, and four had CTE. The injuries are the…

Study finds link between high omega-3 blood levels and decreased risk of death

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology found that higher levels of EPA and DHA in red blood cells were associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality in postmenopausal women. Over a 15-year period, the research analyzed data from more than 6,500 women ages 65 to 80 found omega-3 blood levels in…

Omega-3s may lower breast cancer risk for obese women

Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation, which may explain why they seems to lower the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women who are obese. Data from normal-weight women may have obscured the results, researchers say. These women have less inflammation than heavier women, and are therefore less likely to benefit from anti-inflammatory omega-3s. Published in the…

Study helps explain omega-3 benefit in asthma

An article appearing in the Journal of Clinical Investigation–Insight explains the role of omega 3s as specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) in asthma and reveals how the fatty acids are less effective when the disease is treated with corticosteroid drugs. “Recently, it was discovered that omega-3-derived SPMs are key mediators that possess proresolving activities,” Nina Kim and colleagues write.…