The problem of weak memory or Alzheimer's disease, stress, anxiety and depression can be reduced or at least controlled by dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids.
as such, researchers are also Senior Lecturer, Neurofisilogi Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Dr Hafandi Ahmad will implement a pilot program in the country by supplying omega-3 fatty acids in capsules to selected students particularly poor in lessons to be taken as a supplement.
The program following the discovery of his research results on laboratory animals, namely rats and mice involving three generations of animals that are found in Omega-3 fatty acids could improve memory, vitality and reduce feelings of anxiety and worry.
He said he had submission of applications Grant Scheme Technology Transfer program i Science RM120,000 to the Ministry of Education for the implementation of educational programs on Omega-3 fatty acids as a supplement for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) in some schools in Putrajaya.
We will identify some students at the school for the poor in lessons given omega-3 fatty acids in capsule form. We will then assess the achievement of students in examinations including the SPM. This is a pilot project, the first of us to do to people in the country, he said in an interview. He conduct studies on rats and mice in 2008/2009 the first study of its kind in the world, involving three generations of the animals, and found the Omega-3 fatty acids capable of curing the third generation who did not use fatty acids such as diet.
"We looked at the DNA expression animal brains were pulling our use of three generations of the animal from the mother, child and the grandchild animal and we married between already given fatty acids Omega-3 is not given fatty acids," he said. The results of the study presented at international conferences conferences British Neuro Science in York, United Kingdom in 2011. In the past year, she was awarded the oral presenters ter both at the National Conference of the Association of Neuro Sciences in the presentation of research papers in the field of physiology laboratory animals.
Dr Hafandi, also won the Vice Chancellor Teaching Fellowship Award category at the Council of Young Teachers Gemilang Akademia Putra 2014 UPM, which was delivered Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, who is also Chancellor of UPM, at the university recently. He was also selected as the winner of the International Award for Young Scientists in Japan in 2012 related research papers on neurofisilogi and hypertension laboratory animals. he said at the moment he just focus on the work of discovery in producing diet formula, molecular studies and publish the manuscript to the journal selected, while the capsule of omega-3 fatty acids are produced by the industry.
By the end of this year, he will publish the results of the study in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
According to a study conducted on rats and mice it uses three methods of winding paths shaped Y (Y-maze), T-shaped winding path (T-maze) and exam pool with the treatment of omega-3 fatty acids into the body the animals. He said the study found that rats and mice are placed in the Y-maze and T-maze more active and explore the surrounding area, have a stronger memory, and when tested in the test pool, the animals are more active towards the flotation (platform).
Most recently, he was doing research using a new animal model of zebrafish (Zebra fish) on the Y-maze with the treatment of Omega-3 Fatty acids. From the research results prove the treatment of zebrafish with Omega-3 swim more active and powerful memory when exploring the Y-maze.
Proven Fatty Acids Omega-3 is able to improve memory and reduce stress, anxiety and depression because it is unsaturated fatty acids, which promotes blood circulation in the brain. Those who take omega-3 fatty acids, especially those active in sports will get a little more energetic advantage because while students also will increase memory .
"It can also help in controlling or reducing the rapid memory loss as experienced by Alzheimer's patients," he said. The examination was conducted by the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme of RM99,000 .
Hence, he said, people should be encouraged to consume foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids that bany
Date of Input: 17/04/2017 | Updated: 17/04/2017 | mjamil
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