Yearly archives: 2014

 
 
 
 

How omega-3 can help us to keep new year's resolutions

A new year begins. We all know what that means: it’s time to make a list of New Year’s resolutions. Without doubt, one of them will be to do exercise in order to stay in shape and omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can help us, considering that: Omega-3 supplementation makes easier the adaptation to a new exercise program. Omega-3 from fish oil supplementation improves the lipid profile (the different kinds […]

 
 
 
 

Consumption of EPA and DHA is associated with more advanced vocabulary

The size of vocabulary is considered an indication of the range of knowledge and the level of thinking of people. A wide vocabulary is useful in school, at work and in social settings; it enable us to better understand the ideas of others, as well as communicate our thoughts and ideas more effectively. Moreover, vocabulary also has a strong relation with mathematics: to solve problems in maths, students use numbers […]

 
 
 
 

Fish oil and weight loss in young men

Over the last decade, there has been a significant increase in the percentage of obese men and boys, while the percentage of obese girls and women has remained stable. If you are a young man who is trying to lose weight, this information can help you: the addition of fish or fish oil supplements to a nutritionally balanced energy-restricted diet may boost weight loss. But let’s begin with some general […]

 
 
 
 

Loneliness and memory problems

According to a very recent study performed by The Ohio State University (USA), omega-3 supplementation attenuates loneliness-related episodic memory declines. This type of memory refers to the memory of recent and remote events, for example: what we did yesterday or where we were when we heard a shocking new. Loneliness, the feeling we get when our need for social relations is not met (both in quality and quantity), has become […]

 
 
 
 

DHA in dyslexia

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), dyslexia is “a disorder manifested by a difficulty learning to read, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence and sociocultural opportunity. It is dependent upon fundamental cognitive disabilities which are frequently of constitutional origin”. It is estimated that between 5 % and 15 % of the world population is dyslexic (depending on the criteria used to define dyslexia). This means that millions of people have […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and impact of air pollution

Air quality in most cities worldwide fails to meet World Health Organization guidelines for safe levels. About half of the people living in cities reporting on air quality is exposed to air pollution that is at least 2.5 times higher than the levels recommended by this organization. More than likely, all of us are exposed to air pollution in some degree. Air pollution is a mixture of gases, liquid droplets […]