Yearly archives: 2017


Omega-3 could help prevent type 2 diabetes in people with metabolic disorders

Short-term fish oil (rich in long chain omega-3 fatty acids) supplementation is associated with increasing the insulin sensitivity among people with metabolic disorders. And what does this mean? Let us take step by step. On the one hand, a metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions affect the processes our body uses to obtain energy and nutrients from the food we eat; when this happens, we might have too much […]


Omega-3, body composition and squash

Squash is an indoor racquet sport, suitable for all ages, which can be played for leisure (it is a lot of fun) or as a competitive sport, and has several health benefits: improves cardiovascular health, increases strength and fitness, maintains a healthy weight, increases flexibility and strength in the back, promotes good coordination, agility and flexibility, and builds hand-eye coordination; moreover, it improves psychological wellbeing (self-confidence and self-esteem, social skills, […]


Omega-3 may be beneficial for women undergoing infertility treatment

Assisted reproductive technologies includes all fertility treatments that include the handling of eggs and sperm and/or embryos to help a woman become pregnant. The main type is in vitro fertilization (which involves extracting a woman’s eggs, fertilizing the eggs in the laboratory, and then transferring the resulting embryos into the woman’s uterus through the cervix), but other procedures are also used: gamete intrafallopian transfer (a procedure that involves removing eggs […]


Could omega-3 help children with autism spectrum disorders?

There are several movies (Mercury rising, Nell, Rain man, Adam, I am Sam, The boy who could fly…) and TV series (Alphas, Touch…) that have tried to feature autism. This has helped to understand this disorder, with more or less success, but also has led to misconceptions. Autism spectrum disorders are a group of developmental disorders that include a wide range of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability, which are […]


Healthy aging. Memory and omega-3

Cognitive abilities are critical for functional independence as people age, including whether someone can live independently, manage finances, take medications correctly, and etcetera. Besides, intact cognition is vital to communicate effectively (processing and integrating information and responding appropriately to others). Cognitive abilities often decline with age, and memory is one of the cognitive functions that deteriorate most. The types of memory most affected by aging are working memory (the short-term […]


Soccer and omega-3

In soccer, the players perform intermittent work, performing low-intensity activities for more than 70% of the game, but also around 150-250 brief intense actions. In addition to a high aerobic capacity, soccer players need to accelerate and decelerate, to perform rapid changes of direction movements and sprinting. Players have to develop high muscle force in actions such as takling, kicking, heading and jumping. Given the physical demands of soccer match-play, […]