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My baby is so cute, but was born so small...

Do you knew that impaired fetal growth is associated with arterial wall thickening, a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in adulthood? Each -1 kg lower birth weight translates to a 10% to 20% increase in risk of coronary artery disease many decades later. It is only a risk factor, but one we can act on. As a result of a big study, the Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (that involved children […]

 
 
 
 

EPA and ADHD

Symptoms of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), that include difficulty staying focused, paying attention, controlling behavior and hyperactivity, appear between the ages of 3 and 6 and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. ADHD has three subtypes: predominantly hyperactive-impulsive, predominantly inattentive and both combined (most children have this last type). Although pharmacological treatments have demonstrated short-term efficacy for ADHD, many families prefer not to use traditional pharmacotherapies to treat it […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and the control of asthma

Asthma, a disease that causes swelling and narrowing of the airways, is the most usual chronic illness in childhood and often occurs together with allergy. If the child’s asthma is not well controlled, permanent changes in lung function can be produced. The research on omega-3 has shown that these nutrients play an important role in the prevention and resolution of respiratory illnesses and allergy, beeing beneficial for the treatment of […]

 
 
 
 

DHA and brain development

DHA is the most abundant omega-3 fatty acid in the human brain and play a cardinal role in behavior, cognition and mood, because of its importance for the formation and function of the nervous system and especially the brain. During pregnancy and lactation (from around 24 weeks of gestation to 2 years of age), the central nervous system is more vulnerable to DHA deficiency: if sufficient DHA is not available […]