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Possible beneficial effect of omega-3 on peripheral neuropathy

  • 07/19/2017

Peripheral neuropathy affects approximately 50% of patients with diabetes. Its symptoms range from pain to paraesthesia and ulceration of the extremities; it is the main cause of non-traumatic amputation. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy...

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Anti-inflammatory effects of AT-RvD1 in the airways

  • 07/12/2017

Bronchial epithelial cells are essential for homeostasis of the airways, but are also involved in exacerbating their inflammatory responses in diseases such as asthma. Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus is the most important allergen and is...

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DHA has a greater effect than EPA on the omega-3 index

  • 07/06/2017

A wide variety of studies have shown that the omega-3 index is inversely related to the risk of heart disease and coronary mortality. This index is the sum of the erythrocyte concentration of the polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)...

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Osteosarcopenic obesity syndrome

  • 06/28/2017

One of the disorders associated with ageing, exacerbated by a western lifestyle and diet, is osteosarcopenic obsesity, which involves the triad of deteriorating bone health (osteopenia/osteoporosis), decreasing muscle mass and strength (...

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Paediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver

  • 06/23/2017

The most common chronic liver disease in children and adolescents is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Dietary supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) represents a promising therapy for paediatric patients...

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Chronic kidney disease-associated pruritus

  • 06/16/2017

Chronic kidney disease-associated pruritus is one of the most frequent and uncomfortable problems in patients with advanced or terminal kidney disease. It affects 15-49% of pre-dialysis patients and 50-90% of those on dialysis (peritoneal...

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Kidney transplantation: levels of omega-3 and inflammation

  • 05/30/2017

With the aim of researching potential anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids after kidney transplantation, a cross-sectional study was carried out on 861 patients who had received a kidney transplant at...

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Therapeutic effects of DHA on acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

  • 05/26/2017

Focussing on p53 and survivin expression could represent an attractive therapeutic strategy for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), given that resistance to chemotherapy with this disease is associated with p53 inactivation and survivin...

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Erythrocyte EPA, STEMI, infarct size and ventricle function

  • 05/18/2017

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an omega-3 fatty acid, is easily incorporated into cardiomyocyte membranes, partially displacing arachidonic acid (AA), an omega-6 fatty acid. While AA is a pro-inflammatory eicosanoid precursor, EPA release...

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The effects of EPA and DHA on amyloid-beta protein

  • 05/12/2017

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is closely linked to excess production and build-up of amyloid-beta peptides as extracellular plaques in the brain. Total amyloid-beta protein levels are not solely dependent on production by lysis of its amyloid...

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