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 […]

 
 
 
 

Possible benefit of the supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids in overweight/obese women during pregnancy

In Western countries up to 30 % of pregnant women are overweight or obese. Overweight/obese women are at higher risk of pregnancy complications, for instance, impaired glucose tolerance and gestational diabetes; furthermore, offspring of mothers with abnormal glucose in the blood during gestation are at greater risk of obesity and diabetes themselves. One study has assessed the associations of body mass index with fatty acid concentrations among pregnant women; this […]

 
 
 
 

DHA influences the development of higher-order cognitive skills

Higher-order cognitive skills enable students to grapple with intellectually sophisticated challenges, to integrate multiple ideas and facts, to undertake difficult problems, and to find effective and creative solutions to problems; besides, reduce the burden on memory and attention to detail. Among the higher-order cognitive skills are included the following: Concept formation and processing (concrete, abstract, verbal and nonverbal concepts). Problem solving (requires an individual to think through a challenge in […]

 
 
 
 

Benefits of omega-3 supplementation in polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder in women. It is estimated to affect between 6 and 10% of women of reproductive age, and is associated with menstrual irregularity, hyperandrogenism (excessive androgens production and secretion), insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity. Presence of metabolic syndrome (a combination of elevated blood pressure, waist circumference of 35 inches or greater, blood glucose higher than normal, levels of “good” cholesterol [LDL] lower […]

 
 
 
 

EPA and DHA potential effects on Alzheimer's risk

Alzheimer disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder (it constitutes 60-80% of all dementias) worldwide, with 1 in 5 people aged >80 y having Alzheimer. Globally, 35.6 million people are living with dementia and this number is expected to reach 115.4 million by 2050. With the aging and the life expectancy of the world population increasing, developing interventions to prevent and treat Alzheimer disease/dementia has become an public health priority. […]