Yearly archives: 2016

 
 
 
 

Intake of omega-3 is inversely associated with weight gain

Let’s not fool ourselves, in general we will only gain weight if we eat more calories than we use. It is that simple. If we want to lose weight, we must eat fewer calories and burn more energy through physical activity. If you are trying to lose weight and you are failing to do it, it will also be useful to know that: foods labelled ‘low-fat’ can contain high levels […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and secondhand smoke

Secondhand smoke is the exposition to environmental tobacco smoke: the combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke breathed out by smokers. Secondhand smoke causes numerous health problems in children, including ear infections (they also have fluid in their ears more often), more frequent and severe asthma attacks, respiratory symptoms (for example, coughing, sneezing, and shortness of breath), and respiratory infections (older children whose parents […]

 
 
 
 

Prevention is ageless

All aging persons develop some degree of decline in cognitive capacity (for example, forgetfulness, decreased ability to maintain focus and decreased problem-solving capacity), and the magnitude of age-related decline accelerates at older ages, but there is considerable controversy about the age at which cognitive decline begins. The question is important because the age at which cognitive decline begins is important in order to choose the optimum time in which to […]

 
 
 
 

EPA and DHA protect from PCBs

Risk factors for stroke (high blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol, atherosclerosis, and diabetes) have been associated with dietary intake of contaminants, including synthetic compounds such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). PCBs were marketed for nearly 50 years (from 1929 until the end of the 1970s, when they were banned in most parts of the world because of environmental concerns), being used in electrical equipment, surface coatings, inks, adhesives, flame-retardants, and […]

 
 
 
 

Cardiometabolic benefits of exercise

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises the risk for heart disease and other health problems: high blood glucose, high blood pressure, high level of blood triglycerides, low level of good cholesterol and central obesity (increased fat deposits around the abdominal organs). Lifestyle changes can reverse these factors: the combination of weight loss and exercise produces the best effect (improvement of blood glucose and […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and obesity

Obesity has increased over the last decades, in addition to occurring earlier in life (nowadays, there is more obesity in children worldwide than ever before). And being overweight or obese (to have too much body fat) is not just a cosmetic problem, but it increases the risk of diseases and health problems. However, even modest weight loss can improve or prevent these consequences, and dietary changes and increased physical activity […]