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 […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 supplementation may be helpful in maintaining cardiovascular health in premenopausal women

Triglycerides are the main form of fat storage by the body: the unused calories are stored in fat cells, and hormones release them to produce energy; but if more calories are consumed than burned, we can have “high triglycerides”. Having a high level of triglycerides in the blood is a common problem, but we cannot neglect it, because increases the cardiovascular risk; “hypertriglyceridemia” (high triglycerides) may contribute to hardening of […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 fatty acids, a new weapon in the fight against the effects of pollution

Maybe you have heard about particulate matter lately, most likely in relation to the air pollution in cities, but do you know what the term “particulate matter” refers to? It is a term that refers to the mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. These particles have many sizes (some can be seen with the naked eye, while others are so small that can only be […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and eye disorders age-related

Eye health and quality of life are related, it is therefore important the prevention and control of eye disorders, above all keeping in mind that they are common and can go unnoticed for a long time (because some have no symptoms at first). We should visit an ophthalmologist at least in the same way we should do with the dentist, for example, since early treatment is key to prevent some […]