Monthly archives: November 2016

 
 
 
 

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 […]

 
 
 
 

EPA, DHA and dryness of the eyes

When the eyes don’t make enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly, persons can experiment feelings of dryness, grittiness (that get worse throughout the day), burning and red eyes, and blurred vision (which usually improves when blinking). The evaluation of the dryness of the eyes includes the measure of: The matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) – Which are a class of enzymes involved in the degradation of molecules secreted by cells […]