Monthly archives: March 2019

 
 
 
 

Psoriasis symptom severity reduced by Omega-3 fatty acids

Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease of the skin characterised by the formation of scales, leading to itching and pain. In Spain, it is calculated that over a million people suffer from the disease. Furthermore, it affects a growing number of people, as the proportion of patients with psoriasis in Spain in the last 15 years has risen from 1.4% to 2.3% today. Trials for different nutritional strategies have been under […]

 
 
 
 

Moderate omega-3 consumption reduces the risk of depression

Over 20 hospitals throughout Spain are involved in the PREDIMED-Plus Project, which has enrolled over 6,800 participants. This is the largest research challenge in the field of nutrition yet to be carried out in the country. Its aim is to assess the effects of the Mediterranean diet on health. Although focussing mainly on cardiovascular problems, the study has for some time also provided data on other diseases. One of these […]

 
 
 
 

EPA and DHA can help prevent kidney disease in people with diabetes

It has been known for some time that diabetes is the main cause of chronic kidney disease in the world. More than half the cases of terminal kidney disease, i.e. those that require dialysis or kidney transplantation, are caused by so-called diabetic nephropathy. One way of assessing whether kidneys are working correctly is by measuring albumin levels in a urine sample and comparing them to creatinine levels. This is known […]