Monthly archives: April 2018

 
 
 
 

DHA provided before traumatic brain injury may offer neurological protection

Concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury which results from either direct or indirect impact to the head, manifests as short-term impairment in neurological function. Athletes with a previous concussion are at a greater risk of future concussions and repetitive concussions may increase the likelihood of developing long-term neurological complications. Besides, sub-concussive impact associated with sport participation may also have important implications for long-term brain health, and the accumulation of […]

 
 
 
 

Menstrual pain: Omega-3 supplementation could replace the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Dysmenorrhea (the medical term for menstrual pain) is characterized by abdominal pain occurring just before and/or during menstruation, and defined as primary if it occurs in the absence of endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or pelvic inflammatory diseases. Primary dysmenorrhea is one of the most common complaints of women, and the most common gynecologic problem in menstruating women. Up to 90% of women of reproductive age experience menstrual pain (which typically starts […]

 
 
 
 

DHA contributes to the brain and visual development of infants

DHA is a structural constituent of cell membranes; although it is present in other tissues (for example, it is also found in high concentrations in the visual system), its concentrations in the central nervous system are unique in terms of its high levels. DHA accumulation in the fetal brain takes place mainly during the last trimester of pregnancy and continues at very high rates up to the end of the […]

 
 
 
 

Fish intake seems to be beneficial in childhood asthma

Childhood asthma is very most common among children. In asthma, there is inflammation that results in a temporary narrowing of the airways that carry oxygen to the lungs. This results in asthma symptoms, including wheezing (especially when breathing out), coughing (especially at night), rapid or labored breathing, reduced energy, and/or feeling weak or tired. There are several types of asthma; allergic asthma (which is triggered by inhaling allergens) is the […]