Study Reviews

Omega-3 can have a beneficial effect on chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis

  • 05/07/2018

One of the secondary effects of chemotherapy drugs for cancer is mucositis. Oral mucositis is probably the most common complication with chemotherapy; it appears in almost all patients who receive it and in 80% of those with head and neck...

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EPA in the prevention of cardiovascular risk in diabetes

  • 05/03/2018

There is a strong relation between diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die of heart disease than adults without diabetes. At least 68% of diabetics over 65 years old will die...

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Parenteral nutrition with fish oil in critical patients with sepsis could have beneficial effects

  • 04/27/2018

Sepsis-related morbidity and mortality are especially high in critical patients. Worldwide, it is estimated that the incidence of sepsis is 288 per 100,000 people per year and the mortality rate is approximately 17%. Given that sepsis...

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Supplementation with omega-3 PUFA can reduce gingival inflammation in periodontitis

  • 04/20/2018

The bacteria present in dental biofilm in periodontal diseases produce potent substrates that trigger the inflammatory response, while bacterial recolonisation after interventions such as root scaling and planing is very rapid, limiting...

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DHA can delay the development of diabetic nephropathy

  • 04/11/2018

Diabetic nephropathy (DN), one of the microvascular complications of diabetes, is a major cause of death among patients with type 1 diabetes, while in those with type 2 diabetes (DT2) it is just below atherosclerotic injuries to coronary...

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High serum concentrations of omega-3 PUFA are associated with a lower incidence of CAD between the ages of 55 and 65 years

  • 04/05/2018

Recent studies on the association between omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFA) and reduction in cardiovascular risk differ in their conclusions. Despite the inconsistent results, the American Heart Association recommends...

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Fish oil, resolvins and diabetic neuropathic pain

  • 03/28/2018

Peripheral neuropathy affects approximately 50% of patients with diabetes. Experimental trials, performed by the author of this study, using a fish oil as treatment in animal models of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, have shown that it could...

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n-3 PUFA consumption after the diagnosis of bowel cancer and disease-free survival

  • 03/23/2018

Experimental studies indicate that marine-origin omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) can prevent the progress of colorectal cancer, partly by inhibiting prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2 (PTGS2), but the data in humans are...

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It is becoming increasingly clear that EPA and DHA have different effects

  • 03/16/2018

Among the risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CD) are high cholesterol, high concentrations of low-density lipoproteins (LDL-c) and triglycerides (TG), low concentrations of high-density lipoproteins (HDL-c), small LDL particle size,...

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The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio plays an important role in depression

  • 03/02/2018

Various biochemical mechanisms could explain the association between polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and depression, such as: the anti-inflammatory effect of omega-3 PUFAs could modulate over-activation of the immune system associated...

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