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. […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 supplementation could attenuate contact lens discomfort

The use of contact lenses is very common and has improved the quality of life of many people (not only by correcting vision but also by providing better appearance and less restriction in activities). However, contact lenses can cause disappointing complications (the term used for this is “contact lens discomfort”): episodic or persistent adverse ocular sensations related to lens wear (either with or without visual disturbance) that occur after the […]

 
 
 
 

Adding fish oil to a protein-based supplement had a beneficial effect on rugby players training

Omega-3 fatty acids are known to have anti-inflammatory effects, that is why its use in sport has been investigated in various studies. Scientific evidence suggests that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation (EPA plus DHA) may ameliorate the functional changes following exercise-induced muscle damage (especially after eccentric exercise and resistance training): muscle soreness, development of delayed-onset muscle soreness, muscle swelling, limited range of motion, and strength loss after exercise. In general, omega-3 […]