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Micronutrients and physical function in older people

A decrease in bone and muscle mass characterize normal aging. Related with the decline in muscle mass, there is a reduction in muscle strength; this combination contributes to frailty, fracture risk, reduction in quality of life, and loss of independence (everyday tasks, such as rising from a chair and gait performance, are hampered by a reduction in muscle strength). Risk factors for falls and fracture include reduced bone mass, muscle […]

 
 
 
 

Cigarette smokers, arteries and omega-3

The thin membrane that delimits the inside of the heart and blood vessels is named vascular endothelium; its cells release substances that control relaxation and contraction of blood vessels, and enzymes that control blood clotting, immune function and platelet adhesion (platelet are tiny disk-shaped elements in the blood that assist in blood clotting by adhering to other platelets and to damaged epithelium). The malfunction of the endothelium is a (reversible) […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 supplementation and chronic pain

Between 10% and 25% of the world’s adult population has chronic pain, which is a pain that persists over time (for weeks, months, or even years). It can be mild or intense, intermittent or continuous, and may have many different causes: it may arise from a past injury, it can be a consequence of an ongoing cause (ear infection or arthritis, for example), or there may also be no clear […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and the consequences of air pollution

In the air that makes life possible for plants, animals and humans there are always solid and liquid particles of organic and inorganic substances suspended; but when pollutant particles dirty the air, the survival of the living beings is in jeopardy. As we have already discussed in another post, exposure to air pollution is linked to health risks. Pollutants in the air come from many different sources, but they are […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and testicular volume

In 30-50% of couples with fertility problems the man has poor semen quality. The onset in sperm production begins at puberty, and once it has started, it continues almost constantly until death (although testicular tissue mass decreases with age and this involves changes in sperm production). Sperm quality is measured by the amount, the movement, and the size and shape of sperm. With respect to the amount, the ejaculates of […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and obesity

Obesity has increased over the last decades, in addition to occurring earlier in life (nowadays, there is more obesity in children worldwide than ever before). And being overweight or obese (to have too much body fat) is not just a cosmetic problem, but it increases the risk of diseases and health problems. However, even modest weight loss can improve or prevent these consequences, and dietary changes and increased physical activity […]