Could omega-3 help children with autism spectrum disorders?

There are several movies (Mercury rising, Nell, Rain man, Adam, I am Sam, The boy who could fly…) and TV series (Alphas, Touch…) that have tried to feature autism. This has helped to understand this disorder, with more or less success, but also has led to misconceptions. Autism spectrum disorders are a group of developmental disorders that include a wide range of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability, which are […]


Healthy aging. Memory and omega-3

Cognitive abilities are critical for functional independence as people age, including whether someone can live independently, manage finances, take medications correctly, and etcetera. Besides, intact cognition is vital to communicate effectively (processing and integrating information and responding appropriately to others). Cognitive abilities often decline with age, and memory is one of the cognitive functions that deteriorate most. The types of memory most affected by aging are working memory (the short-term […]


Soccer and omega-3

In soccer, the players perform intermittent work, performing low-intensity activities for more than 70% of the game, but also around 150-250 brief intense actions. In addition to a high aerobic capacity, soccer players need to accelerate and decelerate, to perform rapid changes of direction movements and sprinting. Players have to develop high muscle force in actions such as takling, kicking, heading and jumping. Given the physical demands of soccer match-play, […]


We know omega-3 are healthy, but we do not act accordingly

Apparently, and according to a recent study performed in the United States and in Germany, in spite of we have an adequate knowledge of nutrients and their health effects, including those of omega-3 fatty acids, our Omega-3 Index (the percentage of EPA+DHA with respect to total fatty acids in red blood cell) is below the recommendations for cardiovascular protection ( ≥8%). All participants in this study believed that a balanced […]

nutrigenomica y omega-3

Nutrigenomics and omega-3 fatty acids

Each cell in the human body contains about 25,000 to 35,000 genes. Genes carry the information that determines our traits; each gene has specific instructions for making proteins: a gene “tells” a cell how to make a specific protein (gene expression). This is very important because proteins are the building blocks for everything in our body (for example, muscles, bones, teeth, hair, and blood), and they are used by the […]


Omega-3 in monotherapy for ADHD

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic, debilitating disorder which may affect all aspects of a child’s life (including academic difficulties, social skills problems, and parent-child relationships). ADHD impacts not only on the child, but also on parents and siblings, causing disturbances in the functioning of the entire family. Moreover, the disorder may persist into adulthood causing disruptions to both professional and personal life. Optimal management is needed in order to provide […]