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オメガ3脂肪酸が豊富な魚油サプリメントは、通説に反して認知機能 低下を抑制することはないと、4,000人の高齢者を対象とした研究が 8月25日に発表された。この研究に資金供与した米国国立衛生研究所の声明によると、この5年間の臨床実験は「この種のうちでは最大で最長のものの一つ」だという。「通説に反して、オメガ3脂肪酸のサプリメントには、認知機能の低下を抑制する効果は見られなかった」と、研究論文の著者で国立眼科研究所の臨床副部長のエミリー・チュー氏は述べた。オメガ3脂肪酸は魚油に含まれ、魚を定期的に食べる人は魚を食べない人に比べて、目と心臓と脳の健康状態が良好であることも示されている。 (Aug. 26)

Words and phrases

オメガ3脂肪酸 (omega-san shibōsan) omega-3 fatty acids; 豊富な (hōfu-) high in; 魚油サプリメント (gyoyu sapurimento) fish oil supplements; 通説 (tsūsetsu) common belief; 反して (han-) despite; 認知機能低下 (ninchi kinō teika) mental decline; 抑制する (yokusei-) protect against; 高齢者 (kōreisha) older people; 対象とした (taishō-) spanning; 研究 (kenkyū) study; 発表された (happyō-) said; 資金供与した (shikin kyōyo-) funded; 米国立衛生研究所 (Bei Kokuritsu Eisei Kenkyūjo) U.S. National Institutes of Health; 声明 (seimei) statement; 臨床実験 (rinshō jikken) clinical trial; この種の (-shu-) its kind; 最大 (saidai) largest; 最長 (saichō) longest; 効果 (kōka) benefit; 著者 (chosha) author; 国立眼科研究所 (Kokuritsu Ganka Kenkyūjo) National Eye Institute; 臨床副部長 (rinshō fukubuchō) deputy clinical director; 述べた (no-) said; 含まれ (fuku-) are found; 魚 (sakana) fish; 定期的に (teikiteki-) regularly; 食べる (ta-) eat; 目 (me) eye; 心臓 (shinzō) heart; 脳 () brain; 健康 (kenkō) health; 良好である (ryōkō-) better; 示されて (shime-) shown to

Sample radio or television report

Omega-san shibōsan-ga hōfu-na gyoyu sapurimento-wa, tsūsetsu-ni han-shite ninchi kinō teika-o yokusei-suru-koto-wa nai-to, yon-sen-nin-no kōreisha-o taishō-to-shita kenkyū-ga 8-gatsu 25-nichi-ni happyō-saremashita. Kono kenkyū-ni shikin kyōyo-shita Bei Kokuritsu Eisei Kenkyūjo-no seimei-ni yorimasu-to, kono go-nen-kan-no rinshō jikken-wa, “Kono-shu-no-uchi-de-wa saidai-de saichō-no mono-no hitotsu” dato-iu-koto-desu. “Tsūsetsu-ni han-shite, omega-san shibōsan-no sapurimento-ni-wa, ninchi kinō-no teika-o yokusei-suru kōka-wa mirarenakatta”-to kenkyū ronbun-no chosha-de Kokuritsu Ganka Kenkyūjo-no rinshō fukubuchō-no Emirii Chū-shi-wa nobemashita. Omega-san shibōsan-wa gyoyu-ni fukumare, sakana-o teikiteki-ni taberu hito-wa sakana-o tabenai hito-ni kuraberu-to, me-to shinzō-to nō-no kenkō jōtai-ga ryōkō-de aru-koto-mo shimesarete-imasu.

Translation

Fish oil supplements, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, do not protect against mental decline despite common belief, said a study Aug. 25 involving 4,000 elderly people. The five-year clinical trial is “one of the largest and longest of its kind,” according to a statement from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, which funded the research. “Contrary to popular belief, we didn’t see any benefit of omega-3 supplements for stopping cognitive decline,” said study author Emily Chew, deputy clinical director at the National Eye Institute. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish oils, and people who regularly eat fish have been shown to have better eye, heart and brain health than people who do not eat these kinds of fish.

Conversation between acquaintances

A: Omega-san shibōsan-ga hōfu-na gyoyu sapurimento-ni-wa, ninchi kinō teika-o yokusei-suru-kōka-wa nai-sō-desu-yo.

(I heard that fish oil supplements, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, do not protect against mental decline.)

B: Demo, omega-san shibōsan-wa me-to shinzō-to nō-no kenkō-ni-wa yoi sō-desu-yo.

(But I heard that omega-3 fatty acids are good for eye, heart and brain health.)

Conversation between a husband and wife

H: Gyoyu sapurimento-no kōka-wa genteiteki mitai-da-ne.

(The benefit of fish oil supplements seems to be limited.)

W: Demo, nonda hō-ga kenkō-ni ii-wayo.

(But it’s better to take it for your health.) (No. 1276)

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