Monthly archives: August 2015


Osteoporosis progression, heart disease and omega-3

Calcification in the abdominal aorta is a type of atherosclerosis (atherosclerosis, as we have already explained on other occasions, is the hardening and narrowing of the arteries). Some of its causes are hyperparathyroidism (the parathyroid glands secrete excess of parathyroid hormone), genetic factors, high glucose, smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol level. Middle-aged men and women with this disorder are more likely to develop heart disease, strokes and peripheral […]


Omega-3 and the formation of blood cells

Hematopoiesis is the process of formation, development, and differentiation of blood cells. Before birth, in the embryo and fetus, it takes place in the liver, spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, and bone marrow; from birth throughout the rest of life it occurs mainly in the bone marrow, though also, but in a lesser extent, in lymph nodes, spleen and liver (outside the bone marrow). All types of blood cells are derived […]