A new study at UW Health and Madison's Veterans Hospital is seeing if veterans with a parental history of Alzheimer's might be helped by a high-dose, prescription variety of a common supplement: fish oil. Ten veterans so far are participating in the study, which seeks to enroll 150 veterans ages 50 to 75. Participants undergo MRI brain scans, get spinal taps and do cognitive tests three times over 18 months, during which they take fish oil or a fake pill used as a comparison. For more information on enrolling, visit the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center website or contact the Study Coordinator, Elena Beckman at (608) 256-1901 ext. 11199.
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