Omega-3 basic concepts
Could the omega-3 index predict the risk of cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and associated complications?
Given that various fatty acids form part of the lipid bilayer of the cell membrane, changes to former could affect their characteristics and, therefore, their biological effects.
Data from observational and experimental studies indicate that consuming omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) is beneficial to cardiovascular health in children aged 8 to 15 (they reduce systolic blood pressure and increase high-density lipoproteins (HDL)), while data from randomised, c
In the ageing process, the accumulative inflammatory and oxidative effect, together with environmental damage, increases requirements for normal cell maintenance.
Human cognitive capacity (attention, memory, language, problem-solving, comprehension, reasoning, calculation, reading and speaking) are associated with the cerebral cortex area and the highly developed prefrontal cortex.
Rapid advances in the understanding of the biological effects of omega-3 fatty acids and the enormous amount of scientific output on this subject currently in progress make it necessary to focus on what is essential, on what is really scientifically relevant and has a clinical application.
When we talk about omega-3 fatty acids, we need to consider the following aspects of EPA and DHA:
Between 26 and 30 May, the 10th Congress of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids, the most important event in the field worldwide, was held in Vancouver.
In the video produced by IFFO (The International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation), professor Michael Crawford, Director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition at Im
Observations on the study ''Diets rich in n-6 PUFA induce intestinal microbial dysbiosis in aged mice''
The results of a study recently published by Ghosh and colleagues (Br. J. Nutr.