Omega-3 supplements, a good investment in our health

Did you know that, according to consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, around 75% of total United States health care expenditures (the sum of public and private health expenditure) are spent on preventable diseases as coronary heart disease, diabetes, age-related eye disease and osteoporosis? And that the use of certain dietary supplements could save a lot of money in health care costs? Let’s take the example of coronary heart disease, a [...]


Omega-3 fatty acids can help us to live menopausal transition

The menopausal transition is different for each woman. It starts with a varying menstrual cycle length and ends with the final menstrual period (it can begin up to 10 years prior to the last period). Some women experience few or no symptoms of menopause while others experience many physiological and psychological symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, memory problems, irritability, rapid changes in mood, weight gain, changes in skin texture, [...]


Omega-3 could help to prevent cardiovascular disease in cigarette smokers

Smoking is associated with endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffness. Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), because the chemicals in cigarettes can damage the inner lining of the arteries (called the endothelium) accelerating the development of this disease. And atherosclerosis is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Why the hardening of the arteries can cause a heart attack or a stroke? Because once the blood [...]


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 [...]