Lastest posts from  Fish Oil

 
vision-DHA
 
 
 

DHA offers vision protection, acting as a vaccine

Preconditioning is the capacity that have cells, tissues and organs to protect themselves from a lethal stimulus, which has been previously acquired by the exposition to a sublethal stimulus. DHA and its derivatives, the docosanoids, are required to enable of preconditioning of the pigmented and photoreceptor cells in the retina (photoreceptors are the cells that begin the process of seeing; they absorb and convert light into electrical signals which are […]

 
omega-3-type-2-diabetes
 
 
 

Omega-3 could help prevent type 2 diabetes in people with metabolic disorders

Short-term fish oil (rich in long chain omega-3 fatty acids) supplementation is associated with increasing the insulin sensitivity among people with metabolic disorders. And what does this mean? Let us take step by step. On the one hand, a metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions affect the processes our body uses to obtain energy and nutrients from the food we eat; when this happens, we might have too much […]

 
nutrigenomica y omega-3
 
 
 

Nutrigenomics and omega-3 fatty acids

Each cell in the human body contains about 25,000 to 35,000 genes. Genes carry the information that determines our traits; each gene has specific instructions for making proteins: a gene “tells” a cell how to make a specific protein (gene expression). This is very important because proteins are the building blocks for everything in our body (for example, muscles, bones, teeth, hair, and blood), and they are used by the […]

 
pérdida-de-audición
 
 
 

Inflammation in hearing loss

Several studies support the idea that inflammatory responses are associated with drug-, noise- and age-related hearing loss. Drug-related hearing loss is defined as a temporary or permanent inner ear dysfunction after drug exposure, and it is one of the most preventable causes of deafness (although the toxicity of some drugs is well known, they are used because in many cases their benefits outweigh their negative side effects). Some drugs produce […]

 
ataques-de-migraña
 
 
 

Omega-3 could reduce the duration of migraine attacks

Half to three quarters of adults aged 18-65 years in the world have had headache at least once within the last year and, among those individuals, 30 % or more had migraine. Migraines can affect quality of life: 25 % of people with migraine attacks have four or more severe attacks per month and 35 %, one to four severe attacks per month. Moreover, after an attack, the period of […]

 
 
 
 

Specialized pro-resolving mediators II - What are the specialized pro-resolving mediators?

As we have explained in a previous post, the inflammatory response is protective, since it allows the repair of injured tissues and the elimination of invading organisms (for example, bacteria). Ideally, after the process of elimination and cleaning, tissues return to normal state (healing); if not, inflammation becomes chronic. Nowadays it is known that chronification of the inflammatory response is on the basis of several diseases and disorders (obesity, cognitive […]