Study Reviews

The omega-3 index appears to be associated with physical function in the elderly

  • 10/03/2018

A group of researchers from the University of Toulouse (France) recently published the results from a study whose aim was to analyse possible associations between omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) status, measured using the omega-3...

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Omega-3 reduces discomfort produced by contact lenses

  • 10/01/2018

A controlled, randomised trial was carried out on 72 adults with inflammation associated with discomfort from contact lenses to assess whether the anti-inflammatory therapeutic strategy (topical corticosteriods and omega-3 fatty acid...

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The importance of taking omega 6 into consideration when assessing the effects of omega 3 on myocardial infarction

  • 09/28/2018

Experimentally, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have been shown to have beneficial cardiovascular effects, including reducing the myocardial infarct size. However, results from recent clinical trials suggest a lesser role for...

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Omega-3 PUFA supplementation provides beneficial effects on cardiometabolic markers and glycaemic control in diabetes mellitus type 2

  • 09/17/2018

Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in people with diabetes mellitus type 2 (DMT2) and glycaemic control, the key objective in antidiabetic control, only has a marginal effect on cardiovascular risk. However...

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High EPA plasma levels are associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease

  • 09/13/2018

The neuroprotective properties of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are well established (especially for docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)) and there is growing evidence to support its protective effect in Alzheimer’s disease. The 2018...

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Omega-3 could improve adherence to treatment in patients treated with aromatase inhibitors

  • 08/17/2018

Aromatase activity in the breast increases in many cases of breast cancer. Aromatase inhibitors interfere in the production of oestrogens from androgens, reducing the activity of the aromatase enzyme. With regard to women treated with...

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Fish oil is more effective than ibuprofen in treating severe pain in primary dysmenorrhoea

  • 08/17/2018

The general incidence of dysmenorrhoea is between 40% and up to 95% (including 8% of pregnant women experience it during pregnancy). Although in most cases the contractions are not severe, in 10% they have a negative impact on activities...

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Joint administration of vitamin D and omega-3 FA has beneficial effects on women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

  • 08/15/2018

Between 5 and 10% of women at reproductive age develop polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is caused by an imbalance in reproductive hormones. This hormone imbalance can cause amenorrhea or irregular menstrual cycles, which in turn can...

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Diets rich in omega-3 FA could be a strategy for preventing primary hypertension

  • 08/03/2018

This is the conclusion reached in a recent study by German and Swiss investigators (among them, the developers of the omega-3 index) on 2,036 healthy adults aged between 25 and 41 (those with cardiovascular disease, diabetes or a body mass...

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Fish oil, blueberries and cognitive improvement in the elderly

  • 08/03/2018

Based on existing evidence that eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), as well as antocyanin (a flavonoid present in large amounts in blueberries), have beneficial effects on cognition, the authors of a recent study...

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