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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 […]

 
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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 […]

 
 
 
 

Gut microbiota and omega-3 fatty acids

The term microbiota refers to the entire population of microorganisms that colonizes a particular location, and includes bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microorganisms. Gut microbiota (formerly called gut flora) is the name of the microbe population living in our intestine. Our gut microbiota contains tens of trillions of microorganisms (more than stars in the Milky Way), including at least 1000 different species of known bacteria, and it can, in total, […]

 
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It is never too late to start

All people need the same basic nutrients to stay alive and healthy, but the amounts of needed nutrients change from one stage of the human life cycle to the next. Besides, energy requirements decrease with advancing age. Thus, for example, children require a higher caloric intake relative to body size to facilitate physical and mental development, and older people need fewer calories than adults of middle age, because lean body […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 to omega-6 status during pregnancy and baby development

Low birth weight babies may be more at risk for certain health problems (in the first days of life, or longer-term problems), and babies born preterm (prior to 37 completed weeks of gestation) often need more medical care (they are at greater risk for respiratory and feeding difficulties, and problems regulating temperature). Maternal status in fatty acids during pregnancy is key for fetal growth and development. Particularly, a higher omega-3 […]

 
 
 
 

Supplementation with omega-3 to help recovery between training bouts

To the team sport athletes (for example, basketball, soccer, American football, rugby, and hockey) is very important the recovery between training bouts and games throughout the competitive season. Upon a training bout or competition, the athlete enters a recovery phase that implies metabolic recovery (their body restores «fuel» levels) and mechanical recovery (their body repairs damage to the musculoskeletal system). This recovery between training bouts and games helps the athlete […]