Monthly archives: November 2018


Omega-3 fatty acids might help to reduce the symptoms of anxiety

Omega-3 fatty acids might help to reduce the symptoms of anxiety Although anxiety is normal in some situations, it also may be a problem if it becomes a constant fear or worry that interferes with daily life activities. Anxiety disorders derive from inappropriate or exaggerated fear leading to distress or impairment and are associated with lower quality of life. One in three people will experience some kind of anxiety disorder […]


Findings that support an increased dietary consumption of omega-3 in older people

Healthy ageing is generally defined as survival without chronic diseases or cognitive and physical dysfunction after age 65, but the definition of the World Health Organization includes other aspects; it defines healthy ageing as the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age. Functional ability is having the capabilities that enable all people to be and do what they have reason to value: meet […]


Omega-3 supplementation could help to improve the weight training results

There are three main types of muscle contractions: isometric, eccentric and concentric. Isometric movements do not cause the joints to move; the muscles are activated, but they are not required to lengthen or shorten (for example, holding a dumbbell weight in place halfway through a bicep curl). In an eccentric contraction, the muscle lengthens as it contracts (for example, the force to bring a dumbbell back down from the shoulder). […]


Omega-3 could help to prevent premature cognitive decline

Blood supplies the brain with the oxygen and nutrients (mainly glucose, but not only) it needs to function properly. Although the brain is a small part of the body’s total weight (about 2% of the total body weight in humans), it requires a lot of energy to function, and it receives 15-20% of the body’s blood supply. The heart pumps blood up to the brain through two sets of arteries, […]