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Omega-3 LC-PUFA and reducing the risk of allergies

  • 01/12/2018

When the hypothesis relating polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) to asthma was first proposed in the 1990s, opposite roles were attributed to omega-3 PUFA (reduction of inflammation) and omega-6 PUFA (mainly, arachidonic acid (AA),...

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Omega-3/6 fatty acids as adjuvants in the treatment of ADHD

  • 01/05/2018

The cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is complex and involves multiple factors, but it is thought that omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) play some sort of role. In line with this, there is...

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Omega-3 could help in the treatment of patients with lupus

  • 12/22/2017

Lupus is an chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease, whose trigger is unknown. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the most common type, causes inflammation and pain in various parts of the body. At the annual meeting of the American...

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Omega-3 and probiotics in the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver

  • 12/21/2017

Firstly, supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids (n-3 FAs) has been shown to have beneficial effects on the regulation of liver lipid metabolism, adipose tissue function and inflammation. Secondly, manipulating intestinal microbiota using...

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Supplementation with omega-3 improves some of the signs of autism spectrum disorder

  • 12/14/2017

Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASP) is largely based on behavioural observation and is characterised by the presence of at least two of the following symptoms: restrictive and/or repetitive behaviour patterns, interests and...

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Fish oil could help prevent type 2 diabetes mellitus in people with metabolic disorders

  • 12/05/2017

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) is currently one of the most common chronic diseases and its prevalence is forecast to increase to over 250 million people by 2030. Several meta-analyses conclude that consuming omega-3 long-chain...

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Omega-3 consumption is insufficient, despite its known health benefits

  • 12/01/2017

The results of a survey carried out among 200 adults (aged 18-80) in the USA (Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University) and Germany (Department of Preventive cardiology...

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Omega-3 is beneficial in colorectal cancer through a variety of mechanisms

  • 11/22/2017

Colerectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, can be caused by both genetic and lifestyle-related factors (sedentary lifestyle, obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption). Research suggests that the cause and...

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Omega-3 can help genes modulate inflammation

  • 11/17/2017

Nutrigenomics studies the interactions of genes and their functional products with nutrients and how this relates to the development certain diseases. A basic concept in this discipline is that the progression from a healthy phenotype to a...

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Supplementation with DHA as a treatment for spinocerebellar ataxia 38

  • 11/09/2017

Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA) are a heterogeneous group of autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorders which involve the cerebellum and 23 different genres (currently three main types are recognised based on the type of mutation...

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