Monthly archives: July 2014


Omega-3 supplementation could reduce fatigue among breast cancer survivors

Fatigue (feelings of tiredness, weakness and lack of energy) is one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment and affects up to 99% of breast cancer patients receiving radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy with an intensity and duration greater than that experienced by healthy individuals. This fatigue may persist for months or even years after completion of treatment. A significant proportion of breast cancer survivors experience fatigue that compromises […]


Why and what Omega-3 supplements?

In 1963, more than 50 years ago, some scientists of Harvard demonstrated for the first time that humans require the dietary intake of certain polyunsaturated fatty acids that our body is unable to synthesize (for this reason, these fatty acids are named essentials). Nowadays, we know that the essential fatty acids of the omega-6 series and the omega-3 series (the most important of which are linolenic acid [LNA], from plant […]


Omega-3 in age-related hearing loss

Age-related hearing loss is common in the older people and means a problem both for sufferers and for those who communicate with them. It is believed that it’s origin is in the cochlea (the auditory portion of the inner ear), that is highly vascularized. There are many factors that can predispose individuals to age-related hearing loss: the aging process itself, genetic risk factors, exposure to noise and disruptions to cochlear […]