Monthly archives: February 2019


Sporting performance, an added benefit of omega-3 supplementation for athletes

Nutrition has a decisive influence on our physical capacity, metabolism and sporting performance. Numerous properties of omega-3 fatty acids have already been known for some time, but ongoing research is constantly producing new findings on their benefits in different aspects of human health. An article published by Italian investigators in the scientific journal ‘Nutrients’ underlines the importance of omega-3 in diet, focussing especially on its potential effects in sporting performance. […]


Omega-3 and intellectual capacity in infantile epilepsy

Recently, a team of investigators in Egypt explored the issue of Omega-3 and intellectual capacity in infantile epilepsy. Which is based on the premise that omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids might play a role in childhood epilepsy and cognitive impairment. It is well known that epilepsy negatively influences intellectual capacity in children, to the extent that some studies estimate up to 40% of minors affected by the disease have cognitive […]


Omega-3 could help prevent complications in pregnancy

Almost everyone has in their mouth a bacteria called Fusobacterium nucleatum. It is related to the risk of periodontitis or gum disease in some people, but the situation can be complicated if the bacteria moves to other parts of the body, such as the maternal uterus, during pregnancy. Indeed, it is estimated that between 10% and 30% of premature births are due to uterine or placental infections caused by this […]


Omega-3 could be useful in halting weakness in patients with advanced cancer

Almost a third of all deaths from cancer are due to a syndrome known as cachexia, which is difficult for both patients and families. It is characterised by an important loss in muscle mass, often accompanied by considerable weight loss. When patients with cancer develop cachexia, as occurs when the disease is very advanced, they become very fragile and weak, to the point that just walking becomes an almost impossible […]