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Omega-3 supplementation in behavioral disorders during childhood

Behavioral disorders during childhood arise from a variety of factors that have in common that can cause emotional disturbance, stress, irritability, aggressiveness, insomnia, and other problems; these factors are interrelated and negatively affect the participation of children in school life and have a significant impact on children’s mental health and quality of life. Behavioral disorders are more common in males and children with family history of this kind of disorders, […]


DHA influences the development of higher-order cognitive skills

Higher-order cognitive skills enable students to grapple with intellectually sophisticated challenges, to integrate multiple ideas and facts, to undertake difficult problems, and to find effective and creative solutions to problems; besides, reduce the burden on memory and attention to detail. Among the higher-order cognitive skills are included the following: Concept formation and processing (concrete, abstract, verbal and nonverbal concepts). Problem solving (requires an individual to think through a challenge in […]


Maternal DHA in pregnancy is associated with infants’ problem-solving skills at 12 months

During the last trimester of pregnancy and the first years of life, human brain experiences a rapid development. In these first stages of our life, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (especially docosahexaenoic acid [DHA], an omega-3 fatty acid, and arachidonic acid [AA], an omega-6 fatty acid) are particularly important for normal brain functions, the development of visual and neural tissues, and, consequently, for motor and cognitive development. Therefore, adequate levels of […]


The efficacy of fish oil is better than ibuprofen on treatment of pain associated with menstruation

More than one half of women of reproductive age have some degree of pain associated with menstruation for 8 hours to 3 days each month; this kind of pain is called dysmenorrhea. There are two types of dysmenorrhea: primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea occurs in the absence of gynecological disorders and usually is caused by natural chemicals called prostaglandin; before menstruation starts, the level of prostaglandins increases in […]


Improving child behavior through omega-3 supplementation could have long-term benefits to the family system

On one hand, existing knowledge about the relationship between parents and child behavior suggests that improving child behavior could improve parent behavior, on the other hand, omega-3 supplementation has been found to reduce externalizing behavior in children. On this basis, a group of researchers have studied whether omega-3 supplementation in children with externalizing behavior could reduce domestic (partner) violence between their parents. To begin with, what do we mean by […]


Supplementation with vitamin D and omega-3 could reduce the frequency of nocturnal incontinence episodes among children

Recent studies have associated vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids insufficiency with nocturnal enuresis. With respect to children, the term enuresis means urine incontinence, wetting of clothes or bedding, for a period of at least three consecutive months in children older than five years of age (when a child should be able to control his or her bladder). Nocturnal enuresis, as the name indicates, happens at night while sleeping. There […]