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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

Omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids linked to healthy brain aging

Two new studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found dietary intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the blood can promote the integrity of brain structures and cognitive abilities in aging. Both studies examined patterns of omegas in the blood of 100 cognitively intact older adults ages 65 to 75. Researchers analyzed the…

Brain SPECT imaging shows possible link how omega-3s help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is expected to triple in the coming decades and no cure has been found. Omega-3 fatty acids have shown anti-amyloid, anti-tau and anti-inflammatory actions in the brains of animals. In a new article published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers have found that for patients with high omega-3…

Recent omega-3 studies are ‘leap forward’ from population information to RCTs

EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids both drive anti-inflammatory gene expression, while DHA is better at lowering triglycerides and decreasing inflammatory markers, according to recent studies that are said to be a “leap forward” in our understanding. Data published in Atherosclerosis indicated that high dose omega-3s produce gene expression in immune cells. The American Journal…

2017 concussion consensus follows a new set of ‘reminders’

British Journal of Sports Medicine published the “Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport — the 5th International Conference on Concussion in Sport Held in Berlin, October 2016. The new research on how young athletes should be treated for concussions on and off the field is welcome news for both parents and coaches. Mimicking the three “Rs”…