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DHA contributes to the brain and visual development of infants

DHA is a structural constituent of cell membranes; although it is present in other tissues (for example, it is also found in high concentrations in the visual system), its concentrations in the central nervous system are unique in terms of its high levels. DHA accumulation in the fetal brain takes place mainly during the last trimester of pregnancy and continues at very high rates up to the end of the […]


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). […]


Intake of EPA and DHA is associated with lower risk of glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of disorders that damage the eye’s optic nerve (a nerve vital to good vision, because it connects the eye to the brain, where the light signals are translated into images), and can result in vision loss; this damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in the eye. Glaucoma can develop in one or both eyes. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness, […]


Diet and depression

Depending on WHO, depression is the fourth global burden of all diseases worldwide, and it is estimated that it will become the second by the year 2020. The percentage of success for depression drug therapy is estimated at 60-80%. The relationship between depression and inadequate nutrient intake has been reported in many studies. Broadly, dietary patterns can be classified as “healthy” and “unhealthy”. Healthy and unhealthy diets may be associated […]


Healthy aging. Memory and omega-3

Cognitive abilities are critical for functional independence as people age, including whether someone can live independently, manage finances, take medications correctly, and etcetera. Besides, intact cognition is vital to communicate effectively (processing and integrating information and responding appropriately to others). Cognitive abilities often decline with age, and memory is one of the cognitive functions that deteriorate most. The types of memory most affected by aging are working memory (the short-term […]


Omega-3 fatty acids related to cognitive status in older adults

Some cognitive abilities decline with aging. The most constant change is cognitive slowing, but other changes also occur: in the attention to various things at the same time (driving, for example), in the working memory (the ability to remember and use relevant information while in the middle of an activity), in the ability to recall new information, in the ability to understand spatial relationships (not knowing how much to turn […]