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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). […]


DHA reduces toxicity caused by chlorpyrifos

Chlorpyrifos is a organophosphate insecticide that kills mites and ticks, which has been widely used since 1965 in homes and on farms. In agriculture, to control foliage and soil-borne insect pests (among other crops: corn, soybeans, fruit trees, Brussels sprouts, cranberries, broccoli, and cauliflower). It is used also in golf courses, turf, and green houses; in the home, it is used to control cockroaches, fleas, and termites; and it is […]


Long chain omega-3 may help in childhood allergies

Allergic disease, including asthma and rhinitis, is one of the most common types of non-communicable diseases (diseases that are not caused by infectious agents) in childhood, and it is also common in adolescence. In the 1990s, when the hypothesis about polyunsaturated fatty acids and allergic disease was suggested, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids were attributed opposite roles in inflammation: omega-3 to decrease inflammation and omega-6 to promote inflammation. However, the […]


Could omega-3 help children with autism spectrum disorders?

There are several movies (Mercury rising, Nell, Rain man, Adam, I am Sam, The boy who could fly…) and TV series (Alphas, Touch…) that have tried to feature autism. This has helped to understand this disorder, with more or less success, but also has led to misconceptions. Autism spectrum disorders are a group of developmental disorders that include a wide range of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability, which are […]


We know omega-3 are healthy, but we do not act accordingly

Apparently, and according to a recent study performed in the United States and in Germany, in spite of we have an adequate knowledge of nutrients and their health effects, including those of omega-3 fatty acids, our Omega-3 Index (the percentage of EPA+DHA with respect to total fatty acids in red blood cell) is below the recommendations for cardiovascular protection ( ≥8%). All participants in this study believed that a balanced […]


Omega-3 in monotherapy for ADHD

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic, debilitating disorder which may affect all aspects of a child’s life (including academic difficulties, social skills problems, and parent-child relationships). ADHD impacts not only on the child, but also on parents and siblings, causing disturbances in the functioning of the entire family. Moreover, the disorder may persist into adulthood causing disruptions to both professional and personal life. Optimal management is needed in order to provide […]