Fatty acids may help with Alzheimer's while drug combo does not

Researchers suggest fatty acids, such as those found in soy and fish, may help retard the brain damage that leads to Alzheimer's disease. The experiment on mice, which had another purpose, disclosed the importance of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet. Separately, Forest Laboratories reported its own Alzheimer's experiment, on the drug neramexane, failed to work with three existing drugs to treat Alzheimer's more effectively than any of them acting alone.

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