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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 […]

 
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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 […]

 
 
 
 

Specialized pro-resolving mediators I - How does inflammation work?

Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response to an infection or injury. When something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body, there is a biological response to try to remove it; the signs of inflammation (redness, swelling, heat, and pain) show that the body is trying to heal itself. These signs occur as a result of an increase in blood flow, which allows that cells and molecules […]

 
 
 
 

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) […]