Study Reviews

A genetic score for predisposition to low-grade inflammation may help identify population at risk of developing metabolic syndrome

  • 03/22/2019

Omega-3-rich diets have been shown to improve inflammatory status. However, in an ex vivo system of human blood cells, the efficacy of lipid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and the cytokine response are...

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Study on the efficacy of omega-3 supplementation on dry-eye syndrome

  • 03/15/2019

To assess whether supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids is more effective than placebo in improving the signs and symptoms of dry-eye syndrome, a systematic search of the literature was conducted using the PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science...

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Correlation between antidepressant effects and plasma estriadol levels in pregnant women

  • 03/08/2019

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids reduce the symptoms of depression due to their anti-inflammatory effect and injecting a combination of omega-3 and estriadol (E2) induces similar effects to antidepressants in rats as it regulates...

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The relation between seafood consumption, omega-3 fatty acids intake and the prevalence of depression in the PREDIMED-Plus trial

  • 02/27/2019

The PREDIMED-Plus project assesses the effect of an intensive intervention with weight-loss goals, based on the consumption of a hypocaloric Mediterranean diet, encouraging physical activity and behavioural therapy in the prevention of...

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The role of nutrient biomarker patterns and cognitive neuroscience in characterising nutrition in brain ageing

  • 02/21/2019

One of the main aims in the field of psychology and neuroscience is to establish innovative lines of research that define methodologies to promote healthy brain ageing. Accumulated scientific evidence indicates that diet and bioactive...

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The critical role of obesity-related inflammation, dietary factors and nutrition in the risk of breast cancer

  • 02/15/2019

This review summarises the most recent findings on the role of inflammation and metabolic dysregulation associated with obesity, dietary factors and nutrition in the risk of breast cancer. Recent findings have revealed that inflammation...

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Benefits and purpose of omega-3 fatty acids in the world of sport

  • 02/08/2019

There is growing interest in finding nutrients and supplements that can improve performance and physical recovery in athletes. Athletes often use dietary supplements to increase their metabolic capacity, delay the onset of fatigue,...

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Specialised pro-resolving mediators play a central role in the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis

  • 12/27/2018

Cystic fibrosis is caused by a mutation to the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance (CFTR) gene and affects many organs in which the CFTR protein is expressed; however progressive pulmonary destruction is the main cause of morbidity...

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SPMs could have an effect on epileptogenesis

  • 12/20/2018

Treatment of epilepsy is based on drugs that treat the symptoms rather than the underlying mechanisms of the disease. There is no treatment to prevent seizures or improve prognosis. The mechanisms of epileptogenesis involve the production...

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EPA/DHA supplementation could be beneficial in obese children with high blood pressure

  • 12/13/2018

Despite the fact child obesity has short- and long-term consequences (including haemodynamic effects such as high blood pressure), its prevalence has increased in recent years. Haemodynamic control involves factors such as body mass index...

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