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Omega-3 may be beneficial for women undergoing infertility treatment

Assisted reproductive technologies includes all fertility treatments that include the handling of eggs and sperm and/or embryos to help a woman become pregnant. The main type is in vitro fertilization (which involves extracting a woman’s eggs, fertilizing the eggs in the laboratory, and then transferring the resulting embryos into the woman’s uterus through the cervix), but other procedures are also used: gamete intrafallopian transfer (a procedure that involves removing eggs […]

 
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Planning to become pregnant

According to the results of a recent study, women who plan to become pregnant should follow a diet low in trans fats and high in omega-3 fatty acids. Trans fats can be natural or artificial: natural trans fats can be found in some meat (beef, lamb) and fat dairy products (butterfat, for example), but in small quantities; artificial trans fats are created in an industrial process that adds hydrogen to […]

 
 
 
 

Intake of omega-3 and peak bone mass

Bone is a living tissue. Throughout life, bone is constantly remodeling through two processes, resorption and formation: during resorption, a type of cells called osteoclasts remove old bone tissue; during formation, new bone tissue is deposited to replace the old one. Bone remodeling serves to adjust bone architecture to meet changing mechanical needs and it helps to repair micro damages preventing the accumulation of old bone. During childhood and adolescence, […]

 
 
 
 

Smoking during pregnancy - Protect your baby from tobacco smoke

Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, and other major health problems. It also makes it harder for a woman to get pregnant. In addition, smoking during pregnancy causes other problems, because reduces the amount of oxygen available to the baby and, besides, the nicotine and other poisons that the mother inhales from cigarettes (each of which contains over 4,000 chemicals) are carried through the bloodstream and go directly to the baby. […]

 
 
 
 

Weight loss after pregnancy and omega-3 fatty acids intake

Even for women of normal weight before pregnancy, postpartum weight retention may increase the risk for obesity one year after childbirth. Obesity is not just a cosmetic problem, but it is associated with reduced fertility, and long term health problems for women; however, many women never lose the weight gained during a gestation. Some risk factors for postpartum weight retention are high prepregnancy BMI (body mass index), excessive weight gain […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 during pregnancy

Between 5% and 10% of pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. It is more common in the second half of the pregnancy, and usually disappears after giving birth. A woman’s body goes through enormous changes during pregnancy; among them, the placenta produces hormones that help the baby grow and develop, but these hormones also cause insulin resistance (the cells use less […]