Monthly archives: January 2016

 
 
 
 

Delaying ovarian aging

In animal models, higher dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids extend reproductive lifespan. In women with normal weight (but not in obese women) with normal ovarian reserve, dietary administration of 4 g/day of EPA + DHA decreases serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels. In women, FSH helps control the production of eggs by the ovaries and the menstrual cycle (in men, FSH helps control the production of sperm). Ovarian reserve is the […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and muscle health

Skeletal muscle is highly adaptable to diet and physical activity levels. So, the response of skeletal muscle to exercise can be modified by the nutritional status. The amount and type of fat in the diet play an important role in regulating body metabolic health: saturated fatty acids have been linked with the development of metabolic dysfunction while some monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids have positive effects on metabolic […]

 
 
 
 

More about omega-3 and dyslexia

Dyslexia is a persistent difficulty in learning to read and write, despite having adequate general ability, motivation, and environment (which involves problems in short-term memory, sequencing of words or numbers, abnormalities of visual perception, and difficulties with spatial orientation). It is the most common learning disability, since it represents 80% to 90% of all learning disabilities. Evidence suggests that there is a connection between defects in polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3, computers and vision

One in every 20 women over the age of 50 complain of one or more “dry eye” symptoms in the United States. When the ocular surface constituents (cornea, conjunctiva, eyelids, and tear film) and the lacrimal glands fail in preserving its integrity, “dry eyes” appears. This disorder usually affects people aged 50 years or more, particularly women, and has many risk factors (genetic, age, sex, nutrition, environmental conditions, lifestyle, working […]