Monthly archives: April 2017

 
 
 
 

EPA to improve exercise-induced muscle injury

Muscle can be damaged by external factors (for example, in contact sports), or by internal factors (mechanical or biological factors, triggered by un unusual exercise that involve eccentric muscle actions, for example). An eccentric muscle contraction occurs when a muscle opposes a stronger force, which causes the muscle to lengthen as it contracts (let us just think, for example, about opening a heavy door with one arm). Muscle eccentric contractions […]

 
 
 
 

Preventing cognitive impairment

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (group to which EPA and DHA belong) have anti-inflammatory effects and neuronal protective functions, and may be beneficial in the prevention of dementia. Dementia occurs when cells of the brain are damaged by some health condition, and it is characterized by the impairment of cognitive abilities such as attention, memory, language, logical reasoning, and problem-solving, as well as by the ocurrence of changes in mood or […]

 
 
 
 

Women, omega-3 and longevity

The “Women’s Health Initiative” is a long-term health study that began in 1993 with 161,808 women aged 50-79; its objective was to study the relationships between health (medical history), lifestyle (questionnaires), and risk factors, over time, with respect specific disorders. At the end of the initial study period (1993-2005), the follow-up of all women who consented continued, and this has enabled to perform many studies with their data (in subgroups […]