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Omega-3 can ease dry eye symptoms in various ways

Dry eye occurs when lacrimal glands do not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly. It can be a symptom of chronic inflammation of the conjunctiva (the membrane that covers the front part of the eye), or the lacrimal gland. If left untreated, dry eye can produce pain, ulcers, or scars on the cornea. The cornea is the transparent part […]


Preventing cognitive impairment

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (group to which EPA and DHA belong) have anti-inflammatory effects and neuronal protective functions, and may be beneficial in the prevention of dementia. Dementia occurs when cells of the brain are damaged by some health condition, and it is characterized by the impairment of cognitive abilities such as attention, memory, language, logical reasoning, and problem-solving, as well as by the ocurrence of changes in mood or […]


DHA in persons with mild cognitive impairment

The hippocampus is a small region of the brain that forms an important part of the limbic system, the area that regulates emotions, and is involved in the storage of long-term memory (all past knowledge and experiences), spatial orientation, and spatial memory. Damage to the hippocampus can lead to loss of memory and difficulty in establishing new memories, and there is a correlation between hippocampal atrophy (the reduction of its […]


Prevention is ageless

All aging persons develop some degree of decline in cognitive capacity (for example, forgetfulness, decreased ability to maintain focus and decreased problem-solving capacity), and the magnitude of age-related decline accelerates at older ages, but there is considerable controversy about the age at which cognitive decline begins. The question is important because the age at which cognitive decline begins is important in order to choose the optimum time in which to […]


EPA, DHA and dryness of the eyes

When the eyes don’t make enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly, persons can experiment feelings of dryness, grittiness (that get worse throughout the day), burning and red eyes, and blurred vision (which usually improves when blinking). The evaluation of the dryness of the eyes includes the measure of: The matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) – Which are a class of enzymes involved in the degradation of molecules secreted by cells […]


Omega-3 and mental health

Mental wellbeing (how a person feels and how well him/her can cope with day-to-day life) is a key component of optimal health, while mental disorders (which affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood or behavior) may have consequences on someone’s ability to relate to others and to function each day. Among the factors affecting the mental health (genetics, stress, diet, sedentary lifestyle, drugs, and other environmental factors), dietary factors are important: […]