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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 […]

 
 
 
 

Women, omega-3 and longevity

The “Women’s Health Initiative” is a long-term health study that began in 1993 with 161,808 women aged 50-79; its objective was to study the relationships between health (medical history), lifestyle (questionnaires), and risk factors, over time, with respect specific disorders. At the end of the initial study period (1993-2005), the follow-up of all women who consented continued, and this has enabled to perform many studies with their data (in subgroups […]

 
 
 
 

Acne in adult women

Acne occurs most often during puberty and affects adolescents and young adults, but it can occur at any stage of life. It can be caused by different factors (genetic predisposition, hormonal abnormalities, or immunological disorders) but it has also been observed a relation with lifestyle and diet: foods with a high glycemic load (for example bread, rice, pasta, and sweets) and dairy intake have been linked to acne, as well […]

 
 
 
 

Intake of omega-3 is inversely associated with weight gain

Let’s not fool ourselves, in general we will only gain weight if we eat more calories than we use. It is that simple. If we want to lose weight, we must eat fewer calories and burn more energy through physical activity. If you are trying to lose weight and you are failing to do it, it will also be useful to know that: foods labelled ‘low-fat’ can contain high levels […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and low levels of amniotic fluid

Amniotic fluid is the liquid that surrounds the fetus in the uterus during pregnancy, and is part of the baby’s life support system: It protects him/her (cushioning sudden movements and keeping a constant temperature), keeps the umbilical cord (that carries food and oxygen from the placenta to the baby) from being squeezed, and aids in the development of bones, muscles, lungs and digestive system. It is first made up of […]