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 […]


High levels of omega-3 are associated with lower blood pressure in normotensive young and healthy individuals

Hypertension is an important public health problem. Between blood pressure and cardiovascular risk there is a strong direct association, and this relationship has been identified in both men and women, younger and older adults, different racial and ethnic groups, and different countries. Primary prevention of hypertension (the actions aimed at avoiding the manifestation of high blood pressure) allows to prevent its complications, and if it is applied early in life […]


Maternal DHA in pregnancy is associated with infants’ problem-solving skills at 12 months

During the last trimester of pregnancy and the first years of life, human brain experiences a rapid development. In these first stages of our life, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (especially docosahexaenoic acid [DHA], an omega-3 fatty acid, and arachidonic acid [AA], an omega-6 fatty acid) are particularly important for normal brain functions, the development of visual and neural tissues, and, consequently, for motor and cognitive development. Therefore, adequate levels of […]


The efficacy of fish oil is better than ibuprofen on treatment of pain associated with menstruation

More than one half of women of reproductive age have some degree of pain associated with menstruation for 8 hours to 3 days each month; this kind of pain is called dysmenorrhea. There are two types of dysmenorrhea: primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea occurs in the absence of gynecological disorders and usually is caused by natural chemicals called prostaglandin; before menstruation starts, the level of prostaglandins increases in […]


Improving child behavior through omega-3 supplementation could have long-term benefits to the family system

On one hand, existing knowledge about the relationship between parents and child behavior suggests that improving child behavior could improve parent behavior, on the other hand, omega-3 supplementation has been found to reduce externalizing behavior in children. On this basis, a group of researchers have studied whether omega-3 supplementation in children with externalizing behavior could reduce domestic (partner) violence between their parents. To begin with, what do we mean by […]