dust-mite-allergy
 
 
 

Prenatal omega-3 supplementation could protect from house dust mite allergy

There has been a large increase in allergic diseases over the last 30 years, and it has occurred too rapidly (within one to two generations) to be a result of genetic changes in the population, so it is likely to be related to environmental changes. The period of increase in allergic diseases has coincided with a substantial shift in dietary intake of fatty acids to favour omega 6 over omega […]

 
nutrientes-necesarios
 
 
 

It is never too late to start

All people need the same basic nutrients to stay alive and healthy, but the amounts of needed nutrients change from one stage of the human life cycle to the next. Besides, energy requirements decrease with advancing age. Thus, for example, children require a higher caloric intake relative to body size to facilitate physical and mental development, and older people need fewer calories than adults of middle age, because lean body […]

 
alergias-infantiles
 
 
 

Fish oil supplementation in pregnancy may be a strategy to prevent childhood allergies

Allergies affect about 30 % to 35 % of children, and and this percentage has been increasing in last years. Allergies are abnormal reactions of the immune system to things that are harmless to most people; in someone with an allergy, the immune system treats the substance (called an allergen) as an invader and reacts trying to fight it off. Common allergens in children are: pollen, insect bites or stings, […]

 
pérdida-de-audición
 
 
 

Inflammation in hearing loss

Several studies support the idea that inflammatory responses are associated with drug-, noise- and age-related hearing loss. Drug-related hearing loss is defined as a temporary or permanent inner ear dysfunction after drug exposure, and it is one of the most preventable causes of deafness (although the toxicity of some drugs is well known, they are used because in many cases their benefits outweigh their negative side effects). Some drugs produce […]

 
ataques-de-migraña
 
 
 

Omega-3 could reduce the duration of migraine attacks

Half to three quarters of adults aged 18-65 years in the world have had headache at least once within the last year and, among those individuals, 30 % or more had migraine. Migraines can affect quality of life: 25 % of people with migraine attacks have four or more severe attacks per month and 35 %, one to four severe attacks per month. Moreover, after an attack, the period of […]

 
Planificando-el-embarazo
 
 
 

Planning to become pregnant

According to the results of a recent study, women who plan to become pregnant should follow a diet low in trans fats and high in omega-3 fatty acids. Trans fats can be natural or artificial: natural trans fats can be found in some meat (beef, lamb) and fat dairy products (butterfat, for example), but in small quantities; artificial trans fats are created in an industrial process that adds hydrogen to […]