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Parenteral nutrition with n-3 PUFA in patients with gastrointestinal cancer

  • 06/13/2018

Most patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer suffer varying degrees of malnutrition and deterioration to their immune function. This not only affects healing of the anastomotic stoma, but also worsens the patient’s prognosis, increasing...

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DHA shows a protective effect against neonatal hyperbilirubinemia encephalopathy

  • 06/08/2018

Bilirubin (a derivative of haemoglobin) is a highly toxic pigment for biological systems, particularly the central nervous system. Bilirubin encephalopathy (hyperbilirubinemia encephalopathy or bilirubin-induced brain dysfunction) is a...

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Antenatal DHA supplementation could have beneficial effects on the body composition of children

  • 05/25/2018

Besides water, the other two fundamental body components are lean tissue (highly varied and including bones, muscles, extracellular water, nerve tissue and other non-adipocyte cells) and adipose tissue.  The University of Kansas...

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Marine vs. plant-based omega-3 in breast cancer

  • 05/18/2018

While marine-based omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFA) such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been shown to inhibit breast carcinogenesis, this is not the case with alpha-linolenic acid (ALA),...

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Omega-3 can have a beneficial effect on chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis

  • 05/07/2018

One of the secondary effects of chemotherapy drugs for cancer is mucositis. Oral mucositis is probably the most common complication with chemotherapy; it appears in almost all patients who receive it and in 80% of those with head and neck...

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EPA in the prevention of cardiovascular risk in diabetes

  • 05/03/2018

There is a strong relation between diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die of heart disease than adults without diabetes. At least 68% of diabetics over 65 years old will die...

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Parenteral nutrition with fish oil in critical patients with sepsis could have beneficial effects

  • 04/27/2018

Sepsis-related morbidity and mortality are especially high in critical patients. Worldwide, it is estimated that the incidence of sepsis is 288 per 100,000 people per year and the mortality rate is approximately 17%. Given that sepsis...

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Supplementation with omega-3 PUFA can reduce gingival inflammation in periodontitis

  • 04/20/2018

The bacteria present in dental biofilm in periodontal diseases produce potent substrates that trigger the inflammatory response, while bacterial recolonisation after interventions such as root scaling and planing is very rapid, limiting...

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DHA can delay the development of diabetic nephropathy

  • 04/11/2018

Diabetic nephropathy (DN), one of the microvascular complications of diabetes, is a major cause of death among patients with type 1 diabetes, while in those with type 2 diabetes (DT2) it is just below atherosclerotic injuries to coronary...

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High serum concentrations of omega-3 PUFA are associated with a lower incidence of CAD between the ages of 55 and 65 years

  • 04/05/2018

Recent studies on the association between omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFA) and reduction in cardiovascular risk differ in their conclusions. Despite the inconsistent results, the American Heart Association recommends...

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