Study Reviews

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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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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