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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 […]

 
 
 
 

Problem solving skills in childhood related to omega-3 fatty acids intake

Children face many challenges as they grow, and the ability to make decisions and solve problems develops as they learn to cope with daily challenges. Problem solving is a critical cognitive skill that develops from the earliest years of life. Planning to achieve a goal is present during the second year of life, but the earliest phases of this process begin in the first year. Problem solving skills (that involve […]

 
 
 
 

Healthy diet and semen quality

There is still a common but erroneous belief that infertility is a female problem. Male infertility factors account for approximately 30% of all infertility cases. The most common causes that lead to infertility in men are problems in testicles function (in about 40% of male infertility, the man produces less sperm than normal), but hormone imbalances or blockages in the tubes leading sperm away from the testes to the penis […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and waist circumference

Excess body fat (obesity) is harmful for health, because it is associated with high levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides, low levels of good cholesterol, and with increased blood sugar levels (all of them risk factors for several diseases). Methods for evaluate obesity have changed over the time, and currently it is recognized that what matters is not body weight but body fat; moreover, one type of excess fat is […]