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Omega-3 fatty acids might help to reduce the symptoms of anxiety

Omega-3 fatty acids might help to reduce the symptoms of anxiety Although anxiety is normal in some situations, it also may be a problem if it becomes a constant fear or worry that interferes with daily life activities. Anxiety disorders derive from inappropriate or exaggerated fear leading to distress or impairment and are associated with lower quality of life. One in three people will experience some kind of anxiety disorder […]

 
 
 
 

Findings that support an increased dietary consumption of omega-3 in older people

Healthy ageing is generally defined as survival without chronic diseases or cognitive and physical dysfunction after age 65, but the definition of the World Health Organization includes other aspects; it defines healthy ageing as the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age. Functional ability is having the capabilities that enable all people to be and do what they have reason to value: meet […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 could help to prevent premature cognitive decline

Blood supplies the brain with the oxygen and nutrients (mainly glucose, but not only) it needs to function properly. Although the brain is a small part of the body’s total weight (about 2% of the total body weight in humans), it requires a lot of energy to function, and it receives 15-20% of the body’s blood supply. The heart pumps blood up to the brain through two sets of arteries, […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 fatty acids might help us to quit smoking

After quit smoking, heart rate and blood pressure go down, the carbon monoxide levels in the body go back to normal, and circulation improves. However, unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal also appear: feelings of anxiety, sadness and difficulty concentrating, irritability, headache, trouble sleeping, fatigue, and hunger, among others. After the first two weeks (which are the worst), it is easier. That is what it is very important to be prepared, for […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 FA may be protective against the deterioration of physical function in older people

The preventive role of omega-3 fatty acids supplementation on several negative health outcomes have been confirmed in many studies. On this occasion, we will talk about their effects on physical function decline associated with age. The importance of nutrition for maintaining the health of aging people is well known. Regarding physical function, various studies have shown that lower intakes of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with worse physical function, and […]

 
 
 
 

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 […]