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Recommended intake of EPA and DHA

Lipids (fats) are indispensable elements in the diet, both for the provision of energy and for the supply of essential fatty acids. Fatty acids are the simplest lipids, they are components of other more complex lipids. Within the group of unsaturated fatty acids (which are healthier than saturated fatty acids), the omega-3 and omega-6 families are of relevance (EPA and DHA belong to the omega-3 family, while ARA is an […]

 
 
 
 

Potential benefits of omega-3 in ocular hypertension and glaucoma

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a disorder where eye pressure damages the optic nerve, causing vision loss. What is ocular hypertension? In people with ocular hypertension, the pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure) is higher than normal, because the front of the eye does not drain fluid properly (this causes eye pressure to build up). What is the relationship between ocular hypertension and glaucoma? Ocular hypertension can cause glaucoma. High […]

 
 
 
 

Resolvins, inflammation and pain

Chronic inflammation plays a key role in the origin of numerous health disorders: local acute inflammation happens as a protective mechanism in response to injuries or infections and involves mechanisms targeted to its resolution (to its end) and the wound healing process, but if these mechanisms are impaired, chronic inflammation occurs. While acute inflammation is a necessary response of the immune system to fight against infection and to repair tissues, […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 could improve oral mucositis

Oral mucositis, probably the most common complication of cancer treatments, particularly chemotherapy and radiotherapy, usually manifests as redness, inflammation, or even ulcers (in 40% to 80% of cases). Oral mucositis has a great impact on quality of life and daily routines, because it can disturb oral functions such as swallowing, eating, drinking, and talking, due to pain, infections (due to open sores in the mucosa), and bleeding. It is therefore […]

 
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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 […]

 
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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 […]