Tags archives: omega-3-fatty-acids

 
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Omega-3 could help prevent type 2 diabetes in people with metabolic disorders

Short-term fish oil (rich in long chain omega-3 fatty acids) supplementation is associated with increasing the insulin sensitivity among people with metabolic disorders. And what does this mean? Let us take step by step. On the one hand, a metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions affect the processes our body uses to obtain energy and nutrients from the food we eat; when this happens, we might have too much […]

 
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Omega-3, body composition and squash

Squash is an indoor racquet sport, suitable for all ages, which can be played for leisure (it is a lot of fun) or as a competitive sport, and has several health benefits: improves cardiovascular health, increases strength and fitness, maintains a healthy weight, increases flexibility and strength in the back, promotes good coordination, agility and flexibility, and builds hand-eye coordination; moreover, it improves psychological wellbeing (self-confidence and self-esteem, social skills, […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 may be beneficial for women undergoing infertility treatment

Assisted reproductive technologies includes all fertility treatments that include the handling of eggs and sperm and/or embryos to help a woman become pregnant. The main type is in vitro fertilization (which involves extracting a woman’s eggs, fertilizing the eggs in the laboratory, and then transferring the resulting embryos into the woman’s uterus through the cervix), but other procedures are also used: gamete intrafallopian transfer (a procedure that involves removing eggs […]

 
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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 […]

 
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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 […]

 
 
 
 

Gut microbiota and omega-3 fatty acids

The term microbiota refers to the entire population of microorganisms that colonizes a particular location, and includes bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microorganisms. Gut microbiota (formerly called gut flora) is the name of the microbe population living in our intestine. Our gut microbiota contains tens of trillions of microorganisms (more than stars in the Milky Way), including at least 1000 different species of known bacteria, and it can, in total, […]