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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 […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 supplementation in obese pregnant women

In developed countries, the incidence of obesity and overweight has reached epidemic levels. Two-thirds of women in the United States are currently overweight or obese at the time of conception and this is important, among other reasons, because infants born to obese mothers are at increased risk for developing obesity and a metabolic disorder in later life. Therefore, maternal obesity may be a significant factor in perpetuating the obesity epidemic. […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and breast density

A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast that allows to detect changes in breast tissue that cannot be felt during a breast exam (the radiologist compares your past mammograms with your most recent one to check for changes). When to start and how often to have a mammogram must be decided by your doctor, depending on your individual characteristics (age, among others). What it is important is to […]