Graduation Year


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Biological and Physical Sciences

Program or Major


Faculty Advisor

Anthony Sacino


This literature review seeks to contribute information on what is already known about the neurological effects of DHA omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (DHA O3PUFAs) and curcumin, and compare the two substances’ abilities to clear ß-amyloid and alleviate the pathophysiological burden posed by ß-amyloid accumulation. Learning about what natural dietary substances increase β-amyloid clearance has possible implications for improving the conditions of the millions of people living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in terms of increasing life expectancy, creating a healthier way of life, and coming closer to eventually finding a cure.

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