Monthly archives: March 2015

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 in postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome

As we have explained in “DHA, EPA and metabolic syndrome”, metabolic syndrome is not a disease but a combination of at least three of the following conditions: high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, high blood levels of triglycerides and low levels of the “good cholesterol”, and excess body fat around the waist; and it is important because it increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and can lead to insulin […]

 
 
 
 

What is depression?

The World Mental Health Survey conducted in 17 countries concluded that depression affects 350 million people, and is a leading cause of disability worldwide, especially in high-income countries. But, what is depression? To be depressed is more than just feeling sad. Depression can present itself in many ways but, depending on Depression First Aid Guidelines, for someone to be diagnosed with depression symptoms must include five or more of the […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 for acne

Approximately 80% of people (of all races) have acne at some point between the ages of 11 and 30 (although older and younger people also can have it). The exact cause of acne is not known, but androgens (hormones that increase in boys and girls during puberty), which make the skin’s oil glands get larger and make more sebum (the skin’s natural oil), seem to play an important role in […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 intake and heart health

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is an independent health research organization at the University of Washington that provides rigorous measurement of the world’s most important health problems. A study of this organization (that includes data for death and disability from 291 diseases, conditions, and injuries as well as 67 risk factors) estimates that, in the United States, 1.4 million deaths caused by coronary heart disease (a narrowing of […]