In yesterday’s ON Breaking News post, a study of college students revealed a positive correlation between regular strength training and a higher grade point average. Now research from the University of Pittsburgh suggests omega-3 fatty acid supplementation can improve the working memory of young college aged adults. The findings were published in the journal PLOS One.
Researchers had healthy young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 supplement with Omega-3s for 6 months. Before and after this half-year period, blood samples were taken and a cognitive test was administered to assess working memory. Better performance on the test was positively associated with higher blood levels of omega-3s. So get your fair share of essential fatty acids, work out with weights and have confidence in your test taking abilities.