Study Reviews

EPA and aspirin in IgA nephropathy

  • 09/29/2017

Although immunoglobin A nephropathy (IgAN) is the main cause of primary glomerulonephritis, it is estimated that 1% of the population suffer from it without being diagnosed. In patients with IgAN, severe proteinuria, deteriorating kidney...

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Omega-3 and the importance of maximising peak bone mass

  • 09/21/2017

Bone remodelling, which involves a continual lifelong process of replacement and repair, is essential for correct bone structure, as it the mechanism that produces changes during growth and repairs damage suffered by the skeleton due to...

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SPMs and progress of atherosclerosis

  • 09/13/2017

Chronic inflammation contributes to the development of advanced atherosclerosis. Instability of atherosclerotic plaques, i.e. the risk of breaking and detachment, is a very important factor, given that it is closely related to...

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Supplementation with EPA and DHA in patients with DM2 and coronary artery disease

  • 09/08/2017

Albuminuria, frequent in patients with type 2 diabetes (DM2) and in people with hypertension, is a marker for inflammation and an independent predictor for cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. Furthermore, an albumin/creatinine...

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Omega-3 and vitamin D can improve the response to DMARDs in rheumatoid arthritis

  • 08/31/2017

According to a study published recently in Rheumatology, patients with rheumatoid arthritis who consume more vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids (n-3 FAs) during the year before starting treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs...

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Effect of omega-3 supplementation on neuropathy in type 1 diabetes

  • 08/23/2017

Neuropathy affects over 50% of type 1 diabetics (DT1); glycaemic control can help slow its progress, but not reverse it. Given that studies in animal models show that ingesting high amounts of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA...

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A high omega-3:omega-6 ratio could favour foetal health

  • 08/16/2017

Data on 6,974 pregnant women and their children, participants in the Generation R study (prospective study covering foetal life to adulthood and researching behaviour, cognition, body composition, eye development, growth, vascular and...

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Relationship between enzymes involved in the metabolism of omega-3 fatty acids and survival in colorectal cancer

  • 08/09/2017

According to a study recently published in the British Journal of Cancer, the expression of a high ‘omega-3 metabolism-linked enzymes/omega-6 metabolism-linked enzymes’ ratio is associated with a higher survival rate in colorectal cancer (...

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DHA function in the blood-brain barrier

  • 08/02/2017

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) provides a constant homeostatic environment for the brain, which is essential for neural function. A low transcytosis rate (in the transytotic vesicles), a property found exclusively in central nervous system...

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Therapeutic potential of RvD1 in metabolic complications associated with obesity

  • 07/26/2017

Persistent activation of the innate immune system is known to influence the risk of developing metabolic complications associated with obesity. A metabolic lipidomic analysis was carried out (using liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry)...

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