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The intake of omega-3 FA could help to improve/maintain a healthy metabolic profile

Obesity can be harmful to health. Why? Because adiposity (body fat accumulation) leads to adipocyte dysfunction; adipocytes are the cells that form the adipose (fat) tissue. Although in the past it was believed that the function of adipocytes was the storage of fats, it is now known that they are specialized cells involved not only in “fuel” storage, but also in endocrine, nervous and immune function. Adiponectin is a protein […]

 
 
 
 

High levels of omega-3 are associated with lower blood pressure in normotensive young and healthy individuals

Hypertension is an important public health problem. Between blood pressure and cardiovascular risk there is a strong direct association, and this relationship has been identified in both men and women, younger and older adults, different racial and ethnic groups, and different countries. Primary prevention of hypertension (the actions aimed at avoiding the manifestation of high blood pressure) allows to prevent its complications, and if it is applied early in life […]

 
 
 
 

EPA and DHA supplementation to reduce the effects of inflammaging

Inflammaging is a term used by scientists that links aging to inflammation; the main feature of inflammaging is an increase in the body’s proinflammatory status with advancing age. Like the immune response, inflammation has a protective function. Moderate inflammatory response is beneficial to the body, but when excessive, it becomes harmful. Persistent inflammation may cause inflammation-related diseases and causes a decline in the quality of life. There are several theories […]

 
 
 
 

Low omega-3 levels are associated with personality and cognitive reactivity

In the etiology of depression are implicated both genetic and environmental factors, and the evidence suggests that, among the second, the habitual diet is relevant. Many studies have related deficiency in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) with depressive disorders and suggest that greater habitual intake of EPA and DHA is associated with reduced risk for developing depressive symptoms. The mechanisms by which omega-3 fatty acids exert their effects […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 supplementation could improve semen quality

Infertility is a global public health issue, affecting 15% of couples of reproductive age. About a third of infertility problems are due to male infertility, and more than 90% of male infertility cases are due to low sperm counts, poor sperm quality, or both. Sperm abnormalities are a critical factor in male infertility. These abnormalities include: low sperm count (how many sperm are in each milliliter of semen?), poor sperm […]

 
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Diet and depression

Depending on WHO, depression is the fourth global burden of all diseases worldwide, and it is estimated that it will become the second by the year 2020. The percentage of success for depression drug therapy is estimated at 60-80%. The relationship between depression and inadequate nutrient intake has been reported in many studies. Broadly, dietary patterns can be classified as “healthy” and “unhealthy”. Healthy and unhealthy diets may be associated […]