Study Reviews

EPA metabolism changes with age

  • 10/11/2017

The human body undergoes metabolic and biological changes related specifically to ageing and such changes should be borne in mind to maintain an adequate healthy diet. A recently published study investigated the metabolism of...

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SPMs as a therapeutic option in preventing and improving hearing impairment

  • 10/06/2017

Due to the close relationship between drug-, noise- and age-related hearing loss (from hereinafter DRHL, NRHL and ARHL, respectively) and inflammation, research is being conducted into a variety of clinical strategies aimed at reducing...

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EPA and aspirin in IgA nephropathy

  • 09/29/2017

Although immunoglobin A nephropathy (IgAN) is the main cause of primary glomerulonephritis, it is estimated that 1% of the population suffer from it without being diagnosed. In patients with IgAN, severe proteinuria, deteriorating kidney...

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Omega-3 and the importance of maximising peak bone mass

  • 09/21/2017

Bone remodelling, which involves a continual lifelong process of replacement and repair, is essential for correct bone structure, as it the mechanism that produces changes during growth and repairs damage suffered by the skeleton due to...

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SPMs and progress of atherosclerosis

  • 09/13/2017

Chronic inflammation contributes to the development of advanced atherosclerosis. Instability of atherosclerotic plaques, i.e. the risk of breaking and detachment, is a very important factor, given that it is closely related to...

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Supplementation with EPA and DHA in patients with DM2 and coronary artery disease

  • 09/08/2017

Albuminuria, frequent in patients with type 2 diabetes (DM2) and in people with hypertension, is a marker for inflammation and an independent predictor for cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. Furthermore, an albumin/creatinine...

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Omega-3 and vitamin D can improve the response to DMARDs in rheumatoid arthritis

  • 08/31/2017

According to a study published recently in Rheumatology, patients with rheumatoid arthritis who consume more vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids (n-3 FAs) during the year before starting treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs...

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Effect of omega-3 supplementation on neuropathy in type 1 diabetes

  • 08/23/2017

Neuropathy affects over 50% of type 1 diabetics (DT1); glycaemic control can help slow its progress, but not reverse it. Given that studies in animal models show that ingesting high amounts of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA...

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A high omega-3:omega-6 ratio could favour foetal health

  • 08/16/2017

Data on 6,974 pregnant women and their children, participants in the Generation R study (prospective study covering foetal life to adulthood and researching behaviour, cognition, body composition, eye development, growth, vascular and...

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Relationship between enzymes involved in the metabolism of omega-3 fatty acids and survival in colorectal cancer

  • 08/09/2017

According to a study recently published in the British Journal of Cancer, the expression of a high ‘omega-3 metabolism-linked enzymes/omega-6 metabolism-linked enzymes’ ratio is associated with a higher survival rate in colorectal cancer (...

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