There has been a lot of research done on various supplements and their effects on memory. The vast majority have been done on elderly populations because it was assumed that any benefits to younger groups would be negligible.
A new study wanted to challenge that idea. One hundred and seventy six adults (aged 18 to 45) were given either 1 gram of DHA omega-3 or a placebo for six months. A test was conducted to measure memory and reaction time.
At the end of study, the DHA group had better reaction times and memory than placebo.
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