Study Reviews

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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Potential beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids on Alzheimer’s disease

  • 12/05/2018

Currently, in 2018, 50 million people worldwide are affected by dementia (approximately two thirds have Alzheimer’s disease, while the other third includes vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia) and it is...

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Omega-3 consumption is not related to a greater risk of bleeding

  • 11/29/2018

Due to the potential health benefits, several expert committees and institutions have recommended consumption of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 LC-PUFA) in healthy populations to prevent cardiovascular diseases and (in...

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Omega-3 can help reduce the symptoms of anxiety

  • 11/22/2018

Anxiety is the most common psychiatric symptom, often associated with depressive disorders and related to an increased risk of mortality from all causes. Therapeutic options include psychological and pharmacological therapies. Individuals...

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Omega-3 could improve phospholipid deterioration observed in autism

  • 11/15/2018

Abnormal metabolism of phospholipids is a major component in many neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism. Concentrations of propionic acid, or propanoic acid (a short-chain fatty acid produced in the intestine as a metabolite of...

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DHA and DHA-derived SPMs in the prevention and treatment of postoperative pain

  • 11/01/2018

Chronic postsurgical pain often develops after major surgery. Orthopaedic injuries and subsequent surgery produce postoperative pain that lasts for weeks; this pain is related to nerve injury and is reflected in central and peripheral...

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