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Dr. Michael McBurney

Dr. Michael McBurney, professor in the College of Biological Science, shared with Daily Mail Online new research concerning the connection between omega-3 and hearing loss.

McBurney told the U.K. publication that consuming the nutrient, found in fatty fish and other seafood, can decrease the risk of hearing loss up to 20 per cent as people age. The study suggests “a role for DHA in maintaining auditory function and helping reduce the risk of age-related hearing loss,” he said.

McBurney is a nutrition scientist and adjunct professor in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences who studies marketing of vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, bioactive ingredients, foods and dietary supplements.