Monthly archives: August 2018


Adding fish oil to a protein-based supplement had a beneficial effect on rugby players training

Omega-3 fatty acids are known to have anti-inflammatory effects, that is why its use in sport has been investigated in various studies. Scientific evidence suggests that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation (EPA plus DHA) may ameliorate the functional changes following exercise-induced muscle damage (especially after eccentric exercise and resistance training): muscle soreness, development of delayed-onset muscle soreness, muscle swelling, limited range of motion, and strength loss after exercise. In general, omega-3 […]


High levels of omega-3 are associated with lower blood pressure in normotensive young and healthy individuals

Hypertension is an important public health problem. Between blood pressure and cardiovascular risk there is a strong direct association, and this relationship has been identified in both men and women, younger and older adults, different racial and ethnic groups, and different countries. Primary prevention of hypertension (the actions aimed at avoiding the manifestation of high blood pressure) allows to prevent its complications, and if it is applied early in life […]


Maternal DHA in pregnancy is associated with infants’ problem-solving skills at 12 months

During the last trimester of pregnancy and the first years of life, human brain experiences a rapid development. In these first stages of our life, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (especially docosahexaenoic acid [DHA], an omega-3 fatty acid, and arachidonic acid [AA], an omega-6 fatty acid) are particularly important for normal brain functions, the development of visual and neural tissues, and, consequently, for motor and cognitive development. Therefore, adequate levels of […]


The efficacy of fish oil is better than ibuprofen on treatment of pain associated with menstruation

More than one half of women of reproductive age have some degree of pain associated with menstruation for 8 hours to 3 days each month; this kind of pain is called dysmenorrhea. There are two types of dysmenorrhea: primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea occurs in the absence of gynecological disorders and usually is caused by natural chemicals called prostaglandin; before menstruation starts, the level of prostaglandins increases in […]