Monthly archives: July 2018


Improving child behavior through omega-3 supplementation could have long-term benefits to the family system

On one hand, existing knowledge about the relationship between parents and child behavior suggests that improving child behavior could improve parent behavior, on the other hand, omega-3 supplementation has been found to reduce externalizing behavior in children. On this basis, a group of researchers have studied whether omega-3 supplementation in children with externalizing behavior could reduce domestic (partner) violence between their parents. To begin with, what do we mean by […]


The potential of resolvins in the prevention and treatment of periodontitis

Inflammation is the manifestation of the effects of diverse mechanisms that start up in response to an injury, with the objective to restore the normal tissue structure and function. When some of these mechanisms exceed their actions in time, inflammation does not end (although it continues in a less obvious manner and then receives the name of chronic inflammation) and the results are harmful to tissue structure and function. There […]


Maternal omega-3 intake as a measure to prevent child’s metabolic disturbances

Relation between the gut microbiota (formerly known as gut flora) and human health is being increasingly recognized. The term microbiota refers to the entire population of microorganisms that colonizes a location (in this case, the gut) and includes bacteria and other microbes. Generally, microorganisms are viewed as pathogens (as causing diseases) by the immune system, that recognizes and eliminates them; however, majority of the gut bacteria are not pathogens and […]


A good news for aging people

Dementia is not a specific disorder, but a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life (memory loss is an example). Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia (it accounts for 60 to 80 % of cases); vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke (a cerebral infarction), is the second most common dementia type. It is estimated that 46.8 million people worldwide […]