A diet rich in fish and seafood may protect the brain of people with a genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Furthermore, mercury in fish was not found to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

The researchers examined human brains and found that those who consumed seafood-rich diets had more mercury in their brains. However, no link was found between mercury levels and Alzheimer’s disease risk.

Lead author Martha Clare Morris said, “Everybody’s saying seafood has so many health benefits, but everybody’s afraid of the mercury. We saw absolutely no evidence that higher levels of mercury in the brain were associated with any of the neuropathologies associated with dementia.”

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