Omega-3 fatty acids could help in retinopathy

Ocular neovascularization (formation of blood vessels in abnormal quantity, as in retinopathy), including that which occurs in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a primary cause of blindness in people of industrialized countries. In the neovascular form of AMD, the abnormal blood vessels grow from the choroid (highly vascularised middle layer of the eye, located between retina and sclera, which provides oxygen and nourishment to the retina) toward the outer retina. [...]


EPA and DHA: importance of consumption patterns

Studies have shown that the increased intake of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from fish oil supplements is linked to reductions in cardiometabolic markers, improvements in overall health and cardiovascular and metabolic disease prevention. On previous occasions, we have talk about the importance of amounts, purity and concentration of these kind of supplements (and will do so again); now is the time to talk about patterns of consumption. [...]


Omega-3 in atopic eczema

Atopic eczema, the most common type of dermatitis, is a skin inflammation with flare-up from time to time and with a tendency to settle, causing irritated, red, dry and itchy patches on the skin (any areas of skin may be affected). It usually starts in early childhood, and the severity and duration of flare-ups varies from person to person and from time to time in the same person (symptoms may [...]


DHA and sports-related mild traumatic brain injuries

When we speak about traumatic brain injury (TBI), we mean an injury caused by an external physical force (e.g., when a violent strike to the head causes the brain to bump against the inside of the skull or when an object penetrates the brain). The resulting damage can be confined to one area of the brain or involve more than one area, and depending on the extent of the damage, [...]


Omega-3 supplementation could reduce fatigue among breast cancer survivors

Fatigue (feelings of tiredness, weakness and lack of energy) is one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment and affects up to 99% of breast cancer patients receiving radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy with an intensity and duration greater than that experienced by healthy individuals. This fatigue may persist for months or even years after completion of treatment. A significant proportion of breast cancer survivors experience fatigue that compromises [...]


Why and what Omega-3 supplements?

In 1963, more than 50 years ago, some scientists of Harvard demonstrated for the first time that humans require the dietary intake of certain polyunsaturated fatty acids that our body is unable to synthesize (for this reason, these fatty acids are named essentials). Nowadays, we know that the essential fatty acids of the omega-6 series and the omega-3 series (the most important of which are linolenic acid [LNA], from plant [...]