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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 […]

 
 
 
 

EPA and DHA supplementation in posttraumatic stress disorder

Posttraumatic stress disorder is a reaction to a traumatic event that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a shocking, frightening, or dangerous event (a natural disaster, an accident, a violent personal assault, a sudden death of a loved one, or other life-threatening events). Most people who experience such events recover from them, but people with post-traumatic stress disorder continue to be depressed and anxious for months or […]

 
 
 
 

Global map identifying areas with different omega-3 levels

A recent research has created a global map identifying countries and regions with different blood levels of EPA and DHA. Data come from 298 studies of healthy adults, published in 1980 or later. The outcomes reveal considerable variability in blood levels of EPA + DHA, and also show that EPA + DHA blood levels are in the very low to low range for most of the world. This late is […]