Monthly archives: October 2015

 
 
 
 

Diabetes, memory and omega-3

Currently, a diabetic person is fully able to live a normal active life, but he/she must control him/her condition. For example, poorly controlled diabetes can cause memory loss. Why? Because the brain needs glucose and a normal blood flow regulation to maintain its normal functioning, but brain glucose storage is limited: On the one hand, reduced brain functioning can occur during periods of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia; on the other hand, […]

 
 
 
 

Anorexia nervosa and omega-3 fatty acids

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder. Persons with this disorder lose more weight than is considered healthy for their age and height. It often begins during the pre-teen or teen years or young adulthood and approximately 90-95% of sufferers are girls and young women, but may also be seen in males. Anorexia nervosa is a serious condition that can have severe medical consequences: abnormally slow heart rate and low blood […]

 
 
 
 

Lung cancer prevention

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. In this kind of cancer, there is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the lungs that interferes with their function: to provide oxygen to the body through the blood. It is therefore easy to understand its consequences in the best case. By far, the biggest cause of lung cancer is smoking (cigarettes, pipes, or cigars), […]

 
 
 
 

Young women with iron-deficiency

When an otherwise healthy young women says that she is anemic, usually refers to iron-deficiency anaemia. Iron deficiency is relatively common in young women (its main causes are heavy periods and pregnancy). This deficiency must be solved, because iron is used to produce red blood cells, which help store and to transport oxygen throughout the body; they also remove carbon dioxide from the body, transporting it to the lungs for […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and depression in young adults

We all fear the adolescence of our children, because it is a period of rapid developmental changes (of all types: emotional, physical, cognitive, behavioural, psychological, social, etc.), stressful changes for them, and also for us! Our “babies” continuously fighting against themselves and against the Universe in their progressive conversion to adults. And the new situations and the adaptive changes needed do not finish at the end of adolescence, when the […]