Maternal omega-3 intake as a measure to prevent child’s metabolic disturbances

Relation between the gut microbiota (formerly known as gut flora) and human health is being increasingly recognized. The term microbiota refers to the entire population of microorganisms that colonizes a location (in this case, the gut) and includes bacteria and other microbes. Generally, microorganisms are viewed as pathogens (as causing diseases) by the immune system, that recognizes and eliminates them; however, majority of the gut bacteria are not pathogens and […]

 
 
 
 

A good news for aging people

Dementia is not a specific disorder, but a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life (memory loss is an example). Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia (it accounts for 60 to 80 % of cases); vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke (a cerebral infarction), is the second most common dementia type. It is estimated that 46.8 million people worldwide […]

 
 
 
 

Recommended intake of EPA and DHA

Lipids (fats) are indispensable elements in the diet, both for the provision of energy and for the supply of essential fatty acids. Fatty acids are the simplest lipids, they are components of other more complex lipids. Within the group of unsaturated fatty acids (which are healthier than saturated fatty acids), the omega-3 and omega-6 families are of relevance (EPA and DHA belong to the omega-3 family, while ARA is an […]

 
 
 
 

EPA and DHA supplementation to reduce the effects of inflammaging

Inflammaging is a term used by scientists that links aging to inflammation; the main feature of inflammaging is an increase in the body’s proinflammatory status with advancing age. Like the immune response, inflammation has a protective function. Moderate inflammatory response is beneficial to the body, but when excessive, it becomes harmful. Persistent inflammation may cause inflammation-related diseases and causes a decline in the quality of life. There are several theories […]

 
 
 
 

EPA and DHA in exercise-induced neuromuscular damage

Dietary supplements are used by athletes in order to maintain good health, to ensure an adequate intake of specific nutrients and the provision of energy that might be difficult to achieve through food intake alone, to enhance sport performance, to alleviate musculoskeletal pain and to favor recovery after training. The practice of regular physical exercise has many health benefits and reduces the risk of suffering from several diseases, but exhaustive […]

 
 
 
 

Potential benefits of omega-3 in ocular hypertension and glaucoma

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a disorder where eye pressure damages the optic nerve, causing vision loss. What is ocular hypertension? In people with ocular hypertension, the pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure) is higher than normal, because the front of the eye does not drain fluid properly (this causes eye pressure to build up). What is the relationship between ocular hypertension and glaucoma? Ocular hypertension can cause glaucoma. High […]