Monthly archives: August 2013

 
 
 
 

DHA and aggression

With the purpose of determine if DHA intake has any effect on aggression, it was performed a study with 41 japanesse students. During 3 months, from the end of summer vacation until the first term-final exam, they took either capsules containing 1.5-1.8 g DHA/day or control capsules containing 97% soybean oil plus 3% fish oil, and completed a psychological test (with pictures illustrating frustration) at the start and at the […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and obesity

In several studies it has been found that increasing the intake of omega-3 by 0,3–3,0 g/day can improve the composition of our body, reducing body weight and body fat in overweight and obese people. One of them examined the fatty acid composition of abdominal adipose tissue samples of 84 obese patients (the adipose tissue is a connective tissue consisting mainly of fat cells). The researchers found that abdominal obesity (waist-hip […]

 
 
 
 

Brain aging and DHA

Lower levels (in comparison with higher levels) of DHA in red blood cells of people free of dementia are associated with smaller brain volume and a pattern of cognitive impairment similar to the persons who have dementia. This is the conclusion reached by a study with 1575 dementia-free participants, from 58 to 76 years of age, in which they had to perform cognitive tests (to measure brain aging) and to […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3, osteoporosis and menopause

Famous actresses as Sally Field or Carmen Maura confess to suffer from osteoporosis, the most common type of bone disease, which weakens the bones to the point they become fragile and break easily. Bone is a living tissue that is constantly being replaced by new bone, and osteoporosis occurs when the body doesn’t form enough new bone, when too much existing bone is reabsorbed by the body or both things. […]