Monthly archives: May 2018


Omega-3 fatty acids supplementation could improve visual acuity development

In a recent global analysis of 38 studies that had been conducted on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids consumption on child cognitive development (which altogether involved 5,541 participants), the outcomes showed that, in comparison with placebo (an innocuous substance), omega-3 fatty acids supplementation improved visual acuity development. Visual acuity is a measure of the finest detail that can be recognized by the visual system, the clarity or sharpness of […]


Resolvins, inflammation and pain

Chronic inflammation plays a key role in the origin of numerous health disorders: local acute inflammation happens as a protective mechanism in response to injuries or infections and involves mechanisms targeted to its resolution (to its end) and the wound healing process, but if these mechanisms are impaired, chronic inflammation occurs. While acute inflammation is a necessary response of the immune system to fight against infection and to repair tissues, […]


Low omega-3 levels are associated with personality and cognitive reactivity

In the etiology of depression are implicated both genetic and environmental factors, and the evidence suggests that, among the second, the habitual diet is relevant. Many studies have related deficiency in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) with depressive disorders and suggest that greater habitual intake of EPA and DHA is associated with reduced risk for developing depressive symptoms. The mechanisms by which omega-3 fatty acids exert their effects […]


Supplementation with vitamin D and omega-3 could reduce the frequency of nocturnal incontinence episodes among children

Recent studies have associated vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids insufficiency with nocturnal enuresis. With respect to children, the term enuresis means urine incontinence, wetting of clothes or bedding, for a period of at least three consecutive months in children older than five years of age (when a child should be able to control his or her bladder). Nocturnal enuresis, as the name indicates, happens at night while sleeping. There […]