Study Reviews

DHA can reduce bone resorption

  • 03/23/2017

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has been shown to protect against inflammatory bone disorders such as osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis; however, the mechanisms through which it is involved in bone resorption or the molecular mechanisms of...

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DHA supplementation: lower percentage of sperm with damaged DNA

  • 03/17/2017

The aim of this double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised study was to assess the effect of DHA dietary supplementation on semen quality, its fatty acid composition and antioxidant capacity and DNA fragmentation. A total of 74 subjects...

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The optimum omega-6:omega-3 ratio for cognitive function varies with age

  • 03/09/2017

In a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a sample of 78 children aged 7-12 years was selected based on their consumption of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). The participants were...

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Omega-3 can improve dry eye in type 2 diabetes

  • 03/02/2017

In a study with 36 patients with type 2 diabetes (average age 65.57 ± 4.27 years and mean duration of diabetes 14.5 ± 5.4) and moderate to severe dry-eye syndrome, subjects received supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids...

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DHA, exercise and mitochondrial metabolism

  • 02/23/2017

With the aim of studying the effect of eight weeks’ training and supplementation with 1.14 g/day of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on mitochondrial dynamics and antioxidant status of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) in male athletes,...

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Omega-3, a key factor in soldiers’ mood

  • 02/13/2017

A recent study shows that low blood concentrations of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and lack of physical activity can be important factors in influencing the mood of soldiers returning from war. A previous study, also carried...

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Beneficial effects of DHA in cancer

  • 01/26/2017

Human diet contains small quantities of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) and large quantities of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-6 PUFA), which have been related to the incidence of cancer. Epidemiological studies show...

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Critical septicaemia: omega-3 and lipid profile

  • 01/20/2017

Death due to sepsis in intensive care units (ICU) is frequently preceded by multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), caused by uncontrolled inflammation. Treatment with omega-3 fatty acids, mainly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and...

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Meta-analysis supports omega-3s for heart disease risk reduction

  • 01/13/2017

EPA and DHA omega-3s from food and supplements may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), according to results of a new meta-analysis. Data from 18 randomized clinical trials (RCTs) indicated that EPA and DHA were associated with...

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Enteral nutrition with omega-3 and chemotherapy toxicity

  • 12/28/2016

Omega-3 fatty acids have been observed to have beneficial effects, such as weight maintenance and muscle mass conservation, during chemotherapy. The following study was designed to determine whether omega-3 fatty acids supplementation was...

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