Findings that support an increased dietary consumption of omega-3 in older people

Healthy ageing is generally defined as survival without chronic diseases or cognitive and physical dysfunction after age 65, but the definition of the World Health Organization includes other aspects; it defines healthy ageing as the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age. Functional ability is having the capabilities that enable all people to be and do what they have reason to value: meet […]


Omega-3 supplementation could help to improve the weight training results

There are three main types of muscle contractions: isometric, eccentric and concentric. Isometric movements do not cause the joints to move; the muscles are activated, but they are not required to lengthen or shorten (for example, holding a dumbbell weight in place halfway through a bicep curl). In an eccentric contraction, the muscle lengthens as it contracts (for example, the force to bring a dumbbell back down from the shoulder). […]


Omega-3 could help to prevent premature cognitive decline

Blood supplies the brain with the oxygen and nutrients (mainly glucose, but not only) it needs to function properly. Although the brain is a small part of the body’s total weight (about 2% of the total body weight in humans), it requires a lot of energy to function, and it receives 15-20% of the body’s blood supply. The heart pumps blood up to the brain through two sets of arteries, […]


The intake of omega-3 FA could help to improve/maintain a healthy metabolic profile

Obesity can be harmful to health. Why? Because adiposity (body fat accumulation) leads to adipocyte dysfunction; adipocytes are the cells that form the adipose (fat) tissue. Although in the past it was believed that the function of adipocytes was the storage of fats, it is now known that they are specialized cells involved not only in “fuel” storage, but also in endocrine, nervous and immune function. Adiponectin is a protein […]


Omega-3 fatty acids might help us to quit smoking

After quit smoking, heart rate and blood pressure go down, the carbon monoxide levels in the body go back to normal, and circulation improves. However, unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal also appear: feelings of anxiety, sadness and difficulty concentrating, irritability, headache, trouble sleeping, fatigue, and hunger, among others. After the first two weeks (which are the worst), it is easier. That is what it is very important to be prepared, for […]


Omega-3 FA may be protective against the deterioration of physical function in older people

The preventive role of omega-3 fatty acids supplementation on several negative health outcomes have been confirmed in many studies. On this occasion, we will talk about their effects on physical function decline associated with age. The importance of nutrition for maintaining the health of aging people is well known. Regarding physical function, various studies have shown that lower intakes of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with worse physical function, and […]