Eating disorders in children and adolescents

Eating disorders are not “a phase”, a phase that will pass, but a serious medical problem that can have long-term health consequences if left untreated. As the onset typically occurs during pre-adolescence or adolescence (most begin with either accidental or purposeful weight loss that can lead to unhealthy measures to sustain the loss), and given the serious complications that may result from them, it is very important to identify its […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 in the prevention of migraine attacks

Migraine reduces the quality of life, is related with professional absenteeism and is associated with other health problems. Several medicines are used in the prevention of headache attacks in people suffering from migraine, but people with chronic daily headache often achieve only transient relief with conventional medical management. There are also non-pharmacological treatments (acupuncture, relaxation techniques, biofeedback, psychotherapy, and dietary therapy). In relation to dietary therapy, it has been observed […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and the consequences of air pollution

In the air that makes life possible for plants, animals and humans there are always solid and liquid particles of organic and inorganic substances suspended; but when pollutant particles dirty the air, the survival of the living beings is in jeopardy. As we have already discussed in another post, exposure to air pollution is linked to health risks. Pollutants in the air come from many different sources, but they are […]

 
 
 
 

DHA in persons with mild cognitive impairment

The hippocampus is a small region of the brain that forms an important part of the limbic system, the area that regulates emotions, and is involved in the storage of long-term memory (all past knowledge and experiences), spatial orientation, and spatial memory. Damage to the hippocampus can lead to loss of memory and difficulty in establishing new memories, and there is a correlation between hippocampal atrophy (the reduction of its […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 in obesity and related disorders

Obesity and the disorders associated with it (high blood pressure, high blood sugar, abnormal cholesterol levels, etc.) are a growing health problem in the developed world. They are related with a higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome, which in turn, can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Furthermore, obesity is associated with non-medical issues as diminished mobility, and social stigmatization. Adipose tissue (fat) has a very important […]

 
 
 
 

Prenatal DHA may improve attention at 5 years of age

Attention allows: alert to the existence of stimuli, select information and maintaining attention in the face of distracting stimuli. Attention is selective. The factors that promote selection can be described as either exogenous (external) or endogenous (internal): exogenous factors are the characteristics of the stimuli (such as its frequency and duration, for auditory stimuli, and intensity and brightness for visual stimuli); endogenous factors are those cognitive processes that allow the […]