Fish oil and weight loss in young men

Over the last decade, there has been a significant increase in the percentage of obese men and boys, while the percentage of obese girls and women has remained stable. If you are a young man who is trying to lose weight, this information can help you: the addition of fish or fish oil supplements to a nutritionally balanced energy-restricted diet may boost weight loss. But let’s begin with some general [...]


Loneliness and memory problems

According to a very recent study performed by The Ohio State University (USA), omega-3 supplementation attenuates loneliness-related episodic memory declines. This type of memory refers to the memory of recent and remote events, for example: what we did yesterday or where we were when we heard a shocking new. Loneliness, the feeling we get when our need for social relations is not met (both in quality and quantity), has become [...]


DHA in dyslexia

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), dyslexia is “a disorder manifested by a difficulty learning to read, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence and sociocultural opportunity. It is dependent upon fundamental cognitive disabilities which are frequently of constitutional origin”. It is estimated that between 5 % and 15 % of the world population is dyslexic (depending on the criteria used to define dyslexia). This means that millions of people have [...]


Omega-3 and impact of air pollution

Air quality in most cities worldwide fails to meet World Health Organization guidelines for safe levels. About half of the people living in cities reporting on air quality is exposed to air pollution that is at least 2.5 times higher than the levels recommended by this organization. More than likely, all of us are exposed to air pollution in some degree. Air pollution is a mixture of gases, liquid droplets [...]


Fight against obesity with exercise in a heart-healthy way, with DHA

In a study designed to evaluate the effect of fish oil supplementation rich in DHA, with and without regular exercise, on heart rate variability (the variation in the time interval between heartbeats) in overweight adults with risk factors for coronary disease, fish oil supplementation improved heart rate variability (compared with placebo). And it also reduced heart rate at rest and during submaximal exercise (physical activity whose intensity increases at regular [...]


Winning the battle against free radicals

Media tell us that free radicals are bad, but, what are “free radicals”? They are molecules that are formed when we do exercise, when our body produce energy and when we are exposed to environmental factors as cigarette smoke, environmental pollution or UV radiation. The feared free radicals are such because they can cause oxidative stress, which is the result of an imbalance between pro-oxidants and antioxidants molecules, and this [...]