Study Reviews

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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Omega-3 LC-PUFA appears to be especially beneficial in mammary gland tumorigenesis at certain stages of development

  • 07/17/2018

It is estimated that up to 35% of cases of breast cancer can be prevented by diet and life-style changes. The causes of breast cancer are well known, and it is also known that anthropometric, dietary and other factors at certain stages of...

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Long-term influence of maternal dietary omega-3 on their offspring metabolism

  • 07/13/2018

Gut microbiota is a complex biosystem that covers the walls of the digestive tract and regulates metabolism, immune response and other key physiological pathways; its composition and function is profoundly influenced by environmental...

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Supplementation with omega-3 as treatment for migraine headache

  • 07/05/2018

Migraine headache is a common chronic disease with a progressive and episodic course. Its causes are still unclear, although they are known to involve genetic factors, cerebral vasoconstriction, raised glutamate levels in the active phase...

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Omega-3 in osteoarthritis

  • 06/28/2018

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent form of arthritis worldwide and the fastest growing cause of disability; 18% of women and 9.6% of men over 60 suffer symptomatic AO and a quarter of them have difficulty in doing activities of...

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EPA and DHA could counteract exercise-induced muscle and nerve damage

  • 06/28/2018

Dietary supplementation is important for improving and maintaining athletic performance. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are known to improve fatigue and stamina, and also maintain immune function; furthermore,...

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Parenteral nutrition with n-3 PUFA in patients with gastrointestinal cancer

  • 06/13/2018

Most patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer suffer varying degrees of malnutrition and deterioration to their immune function. This not only affects healing of the anastomotic stoma, but also worsens the patient’s prognosis, increasing...

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DHA shows a protective effect against neonatal hyperbilirubinemia encephalopathy

  • 06/08/2018

Bilirubin (a derivative of haemoglobin) is a highly toxic pigment for biological systems, particularly the central nervous system. Bilirubin encephalopathy (hyperbilirubinemia encephalopathy or bilirubin-induced brain dysfunction) is a...

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Antenatal DHA supplementation could have beneficial effects on the body composition of children

  • 05/25/2018

Besides water, the other two fundamental body components are lean tissue (highly varied and including bones, muscles, extracellular water, nerve tissue and other non-adipocyte cells) and adipose tissue.  The University of Kansas...

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Marine vs. plant-based omega-3 in breast cancer

  • 05/18/2018

While marine-based omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFA) such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been shown to inhibit breast carcinogenesis, this is not the case with alpha-linolenic acid (ALA),...

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