Monthly archives: September 2018


DHA influences the development of higher-order cognitive skills

Higher-order cognitive skills enable students to grapple with intellectually sophisticated challenges, to integrate multiple ideas and facts, to undertake difficult problems, and to find effective and creative solutions to problems; besides, reduce the burden on memory and attention to detail. Among the higher-order cognitive skills are included the following: Concept formation and processing (concrete, abstract, verbal and nonverbal concepts). Problem solving (requires an individual to think through a challenge in […]


Benefits of omega-3 supplementation in polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder in women. It is estimated to affect between 6 and 10% of women of reproductive age, and is associated with menstrual irregularity, hyperandrogenism (excessive androgens production and secretion), insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity. Presence of metabolic syndrome (a combination of elevated blood pressure, waist circumference of 35 inches or greater, blood glucose higher than normal, levels of “good” cholesterol [LDL] lower […]


EPA and DHA potential effects on Alzheimer's risk

Alzheimer disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder (it constitutes 60-80% of all dementias) worldwide, with 1 in 5 people aged >80 y having Alzheimer. Globally, 35.6 million people are living with dementia and this number is expected to reach 115.4 million by 2050. With the aging and the life expectancy of the world population increasing, developing interventions to prevent and treat Alzheimer disease/dementia has become an public health priority. […]


Omega-3 supplementation could attenuate contact lens discomfort

The use of contact lenses is very common and has improved the quality of life of many people (not only by correcting vision but also by providing better appearance and less restriction in activities). However, contact lenses can cause disappointing complications (the term used for this is “contact lens discomfort”): episodic or persistent adverse ocular sensations related to lens wear (either with or without visual disturbance) that occur after the […]