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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 supplementation in behavioral disorders during childhood

Behavioral disorders during childhood arise from a variety of factors that have in common that can cause emotional disturbance, stress, irritability, aggressiveness, insomnia, and other problems; these factors are interrelated and negatively affect the participation of children in school life and have a significant impact on children’s mental health and quality of life. Behavioral disorders are more common in males and children with family history of this kind of disorders, […]


DHA influences the development of higher-order cognitive skills

Higher-order cognitive skills enable students to grapple with intellectually sophisticated challenges, to integrate multiple ideas and facts, to undertake difficult problems, and to find effective and creative solutions to problems; besides, reduce the burden on memory and attention to detail. Among the higher-order cognitive skills are included the following: Concept formation and processing (concrete, abstract, verbal and nonverbal concepts). Problem solving (requires an individual to think through a challenge in […]


Maternal DHA in pregnancy is associated with infants’ problem-solving skills at 12 months

During the last trimester of pregnancy and the first years of life, human brain experiences a rapid development. In these first stages of our life, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (especially docosahexaenoic acid [DHA], an omega-3 fatty acid, and arachidonic acid [AA], an omega-6 fatty acid) are particularly important for normal brain functions, the development of visual and neural tissues, and, consequently, for motor and cognitive development. Therefore, adequate levels of […]


The efficacy of fish oil is better than ibuprofen on treatment of pain associated with menstruation

More than one half of women of reproductive age have some degree of pain associated with menstruation for 8 hours to 3 days each month; this kind of pain is called dysmenorrhea. There are two types of dysmenorrhea: primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea occurs in the absence of gynecological disorders and usually is caused by natural chemicals called prostaglandin; before menstruation starts, the level of prostaglandins increases in […]


Improving child behavior through omega-3 supplementation could have long-term benefits to the family system

On one hand, existing knowledge about the relationship between parents and child behavior suggests that improving child behavior could improve parent behavior, on the other hand, omega-3 supplementation has been found to reduce externalizing behavior in children. On this basis, a group of researchers have studied whether omega-3 supplementation in children with externalizing behavior could reduce domestic (partner) violence between their parents. To begin with, what do we mean by […]