Monthly archives: June 2013

 
 
 
 

DHA, EPA and metabolic syndrome

A syndrome is a group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality or condition. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of 3 or more of the following components: high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, abnormal cholesterol levels (high blood levels of triglycerides and low blood levels of the “good cholesterol”) and excess body fat around the waist. The particularity of this combination is that it […]

 
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DHA and macular degeneration (I)

Macular degeneration is a disease of the eye that gradually destroys the macula, the part of the retina (inner eye’s membrane that turns light and images into nerve signals that are sent to the brain) that allows us to see details clearly. It is often called age-related macular degeneration (AMD) because it is most common among people age 50 and older, of which it is a leading cause of vision […]

 
 
 
 

Can I reduce the chances of getting endometriosis? (I)

In women in childbearing age, the tissue that lines the uterus get thicker every month during some days, preparing it for a possible pregnancy. If woman doesn’t get pregnant, the body removes surplus cells (called endometrial cells) from the walls of the uterus through the menstrual flow. Endometriosis occurs when, in an abnormal process that happens each period, these cells grow (and remain) in other areas of the body (ovaries, […]