Therapy-induced hair loss and omega-3

In our culture, hair has great social significance. Despite all of this, therapy-induced hair loss remained an unresolved issue. Sometimes endocrine therapy is unavoidable, but many people using it for years suffer from hair loss or hair thinning (approximately 25% of them), and this may impair their quality of life. In the case of chemotherapy, even being a temporary issue, hair loss also constitutes a great concern and a cosmetic […]


Restoring omega-6/omega-3 balance in ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurological development disorder characterized by symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, among whose consequences impairment in social and academic aspects are found. As we have already stated on other occasions, treatments for ADHD include a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions (cognitive training, parent education, and behavioral change interventions). Concern regarding potential adverse effects of medication on sleep, appetite, and growth have […]


Omega-3 and the Inuit

The Inuit are the aboriginal inhabitants of the North American Arctic. Until recently, they were called Eskimo, but they consider this name derogatory because it was given by non-Inuit people and means “eater of raw meat”; they prefer their own term, Inuit, that means simply “people”. The traditional diet of the Inuit (rich in omega-3 fatty acids from marine sources) is an example of how high levels of omega-3 fatty […]


Omega-3 supplementation in obese pregnant women

In developed countries, the incidence of obesity and overweight has reached epidemic levels. Two-thirds of women in the United States are currently overweight or obese at the time of conception and this is important, among other reasons, because infants born to obese mothers are at increased risk for developing obesity and a metabolic disorder in later life. Therefore, maternal obesity may be a significant factor in perpetuating the obesity epidemic. […]


Long chain omega-3 slow cognitive decline

Consumption of seafood (rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids) has been associated with slower decline in semantic memory (which refers to words and other verbal symbols, concepts, facts or beliefs; their meaning and the relations among them) and perceptual speed (the readiness to attend accurately to some details in perception; i.e., the ability to quickly compare visual patterns or symbols). Moderate to high long-chain omega-3 fatty acid intake has been […]


DHA during gestation and infancy

Our cognitive ability (attention, memory, perception, language, problem solving, comprehension, reasoning, calculation, and reading), as humans, is the most advanced in the animal kingdom. It is believed that this is due to the characteristics of our cerebral cortex, the outer layer of the brain. The brain is especially rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, and DHA is the predominant one, since it makes up over 90% of them in the […]