Study Reviews

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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Interactions between diet, passive smoking and HbA1c levels in children

  • 12/22/2016

Antioxidants can potentially reduce adverse metabolic responses triggered by passive smoking. The possible relationship between these factors was studied in the interaction between passive smoking and glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) in 2,551...

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Effects of N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Dementia

  • 12/16/2016

A recent review aritcle indicates N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may improve Alzheimer’s disease by increasing clearance of amyloid-b peptide, neurotrophic and neuroprotective factors, and by anti-inflammatory effects. The review...

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Omega-3 provides benefits in statin therapy

  • 12/12/2016

Increased arterial rigidity is closely linked to higher blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease in subjects with high levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol and familial hypercholesterolemia; these subjects...

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Omega-3 deficiency in chorioamnionitis

  • 12/05/2016

Only 50% of patients with clinical chorioamniotitis at term (TCC) present with detectable microorganisms in the amniotic cavity. This study was carried out with the aim of characterising the amniotic fluid lipidoma in patients with TCC,...

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Cardiac remodelling after myocardial infarction

  • 11/28/2016

Cardiac remodelling is a progressive response of the heart to acute and chronic damage whatever the cause, although acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the most common. It is characterised by changes in heart size, form and function and...

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