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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 […]

 
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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 […]

 
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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 […]

 
 
 
 

DHA increases the Omega-3 Index more than EPA

Omega-3 fatty acids are needed by our body not only for normal cellular functioning, but they also have beneficial effects on our health. These beneficial effects are particularly well established on cardiovascular health, and for this reason, supplementation with EPA and DHA (the main omega-3 fatty acids) is recommended by various health institutions. The Omega-3 Index reflects the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in the major organs, including cardiac tissue; […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 to omega-6 status during pregnancy and baby development

Low birth weight babies may be more at risk for certain health problems (in the first days of life, or longer-term problems), and babies born preterm (prior to 37 completed weeks of gestation) often need more medical care (they are at greater risk for respiratory and feeding difficulties, and problems regulating temperature). Maternal status in fatty acids during pregnancy is key for fetal growth and development. Particularly, a higher omega-3 […]

 
 
 
 

Intake of omega-3 and peak bone mass

Bone is a living tissue. Throughout life, bone is constantly remodeling through two processes, resorption and formation: during resorption, a type of cells called osteoclasts remove old bone tissue; during formation, new bone tissue is deposited to replace the old one. Bone remodeling serves to adjust bone architecture to meet changing mechanical needs and it helps to repair micro damages preventing the accumulation of old bone. During childhood and adolescence, […]