Study Reviews

Fish consumption improves the quality of sleep in children

  • 02/21/2018

Several animal studies indicate that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) could have an effect on sleep through different mechanisms: regulating endogenous production of melatonin (involved in regulating the circadian rhythm and...

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High omega-3 consumption could provide protection from glaucoma

  • 02/15/2018

Identifying possible links between diet and health disorders opens up the possibility of acting on dietary consumption (a modifiable risk factor) as a preventative measure for disease. According to the World Health Organisation, glaucoma...

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Dietary DHA could determine osteoblast formation

  • 02/09/2018

The phenotye of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) is very flexible and susceptible to autonomous cell and exogenous regulation. MSC differentiation produces exclusive membrane phenotypes for osteoblasts (bone cells synthesised by bone marrow)...

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Fish oil supplementation and surgery

  • 01/24/2018

Ever since Dyerberg et al. showed that the bleeding time among Greenland Inuit was longer than among the Danish and found that platelets in the Inuit had a high concentration of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), the impact of n-3...

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DHA and derived products can protect eye cells

  • 01/18/2018

Preconditioning is the resilience of a cell, tissue or organ to a lethal stimulus, previously acquired protection due to exposure to a sub-lethal stimulus. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and derived products, the docosanoids 17-hydroxy DHA (17...

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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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