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Specialized pro-resolving mediators II - What are the specialized pro-resolving mediators?

As we have explained in a previous post, the inflammatory response is protective, since it allows the repair of injured tissues and the elimination of invading organisms (for example, bacteria). Ideally, after the process of elimination and cleaning, tissues return to normal state (healing); if not, inflammation becomes chronic. Nowadays it is known that chronification of the inflammatory response is on the basis of several diseases and disorders (obesity, cognitive […]

 
 
 
 

¿Which is the optimal omega-3 intake in children and adolescents?

Omega-3 fatty acids play a particularly important role in early life health and development. Studies have shown that omega-3 intake in children aged 8-15 years is beneficial for cardiovascular health and may reduce depressive and manic symptoms in youth between age 6 and 17. Recommendations for omega-3 fatty acids intake in childhood and adolescence are mainly based on age. However, the differences among recommended doses reflect, in fact, changes in omega-3 […]

 
 
 
 

Smoking during pregnancy - Protect your baby from tobacco smoke

Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, and other major health problems. It also makes it harder for a woman to get pregnant. In addition, smoking during pregnancy causes other problems, because reduces the amount of oxygen available to the baby and, besides, the nicotine and other poisons that the mother inhales from cigarettes (each of which contains over 4,000 chemicals) are carried through the bloodstream and go directly to the baby. […]

 
 
 
 

Problem solving skills in childhood related to omega-3 fatty acids intake

Children face many challenges as they grow, and the ability to make decisions and solve problems develops as they learn to cope with daily challenges. Problem solving is a critical cognitive skill that develops from the earliest years of life. Planning to achieve a goal is present during the second year of life, but the earliest phases of this process begin in the first year. Problem solving skills (that involve […]

 
 
 
 

DHA and children’s IQ

Human milk contains nutrients needed for infant health and development, and other components that protect against infection and inflammation, and contribute to the immune system maturation and organ development. Its composition varies from colostrum to late lactation, within feeds, between mothers, and also between term and preterm infants. The production of human milk has different stages: From mid pregnancy to delivery, breasts undergo many changes necessary for proper breastfeeding. The […]

 
 
 
 

Eating disorders in children and adolescents

Eating disorders are not “a phase”, a phase that will pass, but a serious medical problem that can have long-term health consequences if left untreated. As the onset typically occurs during pre-adolescence or adolescence (most begin with either accidental or purposeful weight loss that can lead to unhealthy measures to sustain the loss), and given the serious complications that may result from them, it is very important to identify its […]