Monthly archives: March 2018


Omega-3 could improve oral mucositis

Oral mucositis, probably the most common complication of cancer treatments, particularly chemotherapy and radiotherapy, usually manifests as redness, inflammation, or even ulcers (in 40% to 80% of cases). Oral mucositis has a great impact on quality of life and daily routines, because it can disturb oral functions such as swallowing, eating, drinking, and talking, due to pain, infections (due to open sores in the mucosa), and bleeding. It is therefore […]


Omega-3 supplementation could improve semen quality

Infertility is a global public health issue, affecting 15% of couples of reproductive age. About a third of infertility problems are due to male infertility, and more than 90% of male infertility cases are due to low sperm counts, poor sperm quality, or both. Sperm abnormalities are a critical factor in male infertility. These abnormalities include: low sperm count (how many sperm are in each milliliter of semen?), poor sperm […]


In milk from mothers delivering preterm babies there is a rapid reduction of omega fatty acids

Human milk provides the optimal nutrition for term infants, it is the safest and healthiest food for babies, it is easily digested and provides all the nutrients they need for the first six months. The milk changes constantly (in volume and composition) to meet babies’ needs according to the time of day, nursing frequency, and age of baby. Breast milk helps keep babies healthies and has long-term benefits: it supplies […]


Gestational diabetes, omega-3 and vitamins

Insulin is a hormone necessary for the use of glucose (sugar) by the body as an energy source. Diabetes occurs when the body produces very little or no insulin, or when it does not respond appropriately to insulin. One consequence of diabetes are high blood sugar levels, which can damage organs, blood vessels and nerves. There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. In […]