Monthly archives: November 2015

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and gastrointestinal cancer

On one hand, EPA and DHA have protective effects against chronic inflammatory diseases such as cancer, since they have multiple beneficial antitumor functions (against proliferation, cell survival, angiogenesis, inflammation, and metastasis). On the other hand, Western diet (high in omega-6 and low in omega-3 intake) is associated with the development of esophageal, breast, gastric, colon, and pancreatic and prostate cancers, and studies on the fatty acid level in patients with […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 may slow the cognitive decline

When we speak of cognition, we are referring to the combination of mental processes that includes the ability to learn new things, intuition, judgment, language, and remembering. The impairment of cognitive health have important consequences for a person’s well-being, because persons who experience it may be unable to care for themselves. Cognitive impairment may occur at any age, but its probability increases exponentially with advancing age. It is known that […]

 
 
 
 

DHA may facilitate healing after brain trauma

A traumatic brain injury is a brain injury caused by an external physical force. The resulting damage can be confined to one area of the brain or involve more than one area, and depending on the extent of the damage, traumatic brain injury can be mild, moderate or severe. High-energy sports (rugby, soccer, hockey, basketball, squash, cycling, etc.) often lead to head and brain trauma. Sport injuries are common and […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 in the prevention of rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by a faulty immune system (that mistakenly attacks the joints, causing the tissue that lines the inside of joints to thicken), and mainly affects the wrist and small joints of the hand, producing pain, stiffness (worst in the morning), swelling and limited motion and function… Not to mention the difficulty of putting on rings! As the 1-3% of women who get rheumatoid arthritis in their lifetime […]