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t administration of vitamin D and omega-3 FA has beneficial effects on women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

  • 08/15/2018

Between 5 and 10% of women at reproductive age develop polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is caused by an imbalance in reproductive hormones. This hormone imbalance can cause amenorrhea or irregular menstrual cycles, which in turn can...

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Diets rich in omega-3 FA could be a strategy for preventing primary hypertension

  • 08/03/2018

This is the conclusion reached in a recent study by German and Swiss investigators (among them, the developers of the omega-3 index) on 2,036 healthy adults aged between 25 and 41 (those with cardiovascular disease, diabetes or a body mass...

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Fish oil, blueberries and cognitive improvement in the elderly

  • 08/03/2018

Based on existing evidence that eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), as well as antocyanin (a flavonoid present in large amounts in blueberries), have beneficial effects on cognition, the authors of a recent study...

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Therapeutic administration of SPMs improves the inflammation resolution response in humans

  • 08/03/2018

Current strategies for treating inflammatory disorders are generally based on inhibiting factors that produce the onset of inflammation (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), steroids and anti-tumour necrosis factor-α (anti-TNF-α...

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Omega-3 LC-PUFA appears to be especially beneficial in mammary gland tumorigenesis at certain stages of development

  • 07/17/2018

It is estimated that up to 35% of cases of breast cancer can be prevented by diet and life-style changes. The causes of breast cancer are well known, and it is also known that anthropometric, dietary and other factors at certain stages of...

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Long-term influence of maternal dietary omega-3 on their offspring metabolism

  • 07/13/2018

Gut microbiota is a complex biosystem that covers the walls of the digestive tract and regulates metabolism, immune response and other key physiological pathways; its composition and function is profoundly influenced by environmental...

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Supplementation with omega-3 as treatment for migraine headache

  • 07/05/2018

Migraine headache is a common chronic disease with a progressive and episodic course. Its causes are still unclear, although they are known to involve genetic factors, cerebral vasoconstriction, raised glutamate levels in the active phase...

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Omega-3 in osteoarthritis

  • 06/28/2018

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent form of arthritis worldwide and the fastest growing cause of disability; 18% of women and 9.6% of men over 60 suffer symptomatic AO and a quarter of them have difficulty in doing activities of...

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EPA and DHA could counteract exercise-induced muscle and nerve damage

  • 06/28/2018

Dietary supplementation is important for improving and maintaining athletic performance. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are known to improve fatigue and stamina, and also maintain immune function; furthermore,...

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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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