Monthly archives: March 2017

 
 
 
 

Preventing falls in older people

The typical Western diet and lifestyle promote the emergence of several chronic disorders; one of them (related to aging) has a very long name: osteosarcopenic obesity, which translated means deterioration of bone health, decline in muscle strength and mass, and increased presence of fat tissue in muscle and bone. The main causes of this problem are chronic diseases, drug therapy, genetic predisposition and environmental factors, but poor nutrition and lack […]

 
 
 
 

Acne in adult women

Acne occurs most often during puberty and affects adolescents and young adults, but it can occur at any stage of life. It can be caused by different factors (genetic predisposition, hormonal abnormalities, or immunological disorders) but it has also been observed a relation with lifestyle and diet: foods with a high glycemic load (for example bread, rice, pasta, and sweets) and dairy intake have been linked to acne, as well […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 supplementation and chronic pain

Between 10% and 25% of the world’s adult population has chronic pain, which is a pain that persists over time (for weeks, months, or even years). It can be mild or intense, intermittent or continuous, and may have many different causes: it may arise from a past injury, it can be a consequence of an ongoing cause (ear infection or arthritis, for example), or there may also be no clear […]

 
 
 
 

Eating disorders in children and adolescents

Eating disorders are not “a phase”, a phase that will pass, but a serious medical problem that can have long-term health consequences if left untreated. As the onset typically occurs during pre-adolescence or adolescence (most begin with either accidental or purposeful weight loss that can lead to unhealthy measures to sustain the loss), and given the serious complications that may result from them, it is very important to identify its […]