mucositis oral

Omega-3 could improve oral mucositis

Oral mucositis, probably the most common complication of cancer treatments, particularly chemotherapy and radiotherapy, usually manifests as redness, inflammation, or even ulcers (in 40% to 80% of cases). Oral mucositis has a great impact on quality of life and daily routines, because it can disturb oral functions such as swallowing, eating, drinking, and talking, due to pain, infections (due to open sores in the mucosa), and bleeding. It is therefore […]


Gestational diabetes, omega-3 and vitamins

Insulin is a hormone necessary for the use of glucose (sugar) by the body as an energy source. Diabetes occurs when the body produces very little or no insulin, or when it does not respond appropriately to insulin. One consequence of diabetes are high blood sugar levels, which can damage organs, blood vessels and nerves. There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. In […]

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Omega-3 and heart rate

Heart rate is the number of times the heart beats per minute; it varies from person to person, and is influenced by many factors, including activity level, fitness level, emotions, body size, and medications, among others, but a «normal» resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute (although about 50-70 beats per minute is ideal). Active people often have a lower heart rate because their […]


Is fish consumption associated with healthy sleep and cognitive ability among children?

Sleep is very important for child’s health. A better quality sleep is as much important as healthy habits (food, drink and sport), or a safe environment in their lives. Healthy sleep requires a sufficient amount of sleep (school-age kids and preteens need 10 to 11 hours of sleep a night), uninterrupted (good quality) sleep, and a sleep schedule according to the child’s natural daily biological rhythms (each child is unique). […]


Intake of EPA and DHA is associated with lower risk of glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of disorders that damage the eye’s optic nerve (a nerve vital to good vision, because it connects the eye to the brain, where the light signals are translated into images), and can result in vision loss; this damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in the eye. Glaucoma can develop in one or both eyes. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness, […]

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Omega-3, a way to care for our bones

Bones are responsible for the structure and form of human body, and serve to protect vital organs: the skull protects the brain, the spinal column protects the spinal cord, the ribs form a cage that protects the heart, lungs, liver, and spleen, and the pelvis helps protect the bladder, intestines, and in women, the reproductive organs. Besides, bones have other important functions: movement (along with the muscles, tendons, ligaments and […]