Study Reviews

Omega-3 is effective in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

  • 04/28/2017

A recent meta-analysis of randomised, placebo-controlled studies on the efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) published in PubMed, Cochrane Library and Embase, included 7 studies and a total of 227...

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EPA and statin in the prevention of cardiovascular events

  • 04/19/2017

In patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), early combined administration (within the first 24 hours) of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and a statin after a percutaneous coronary intervention reduces inflammation and ventricular...

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Combination of omega-3 and vitamin E in chronic haemodialysis

  • 04/12/2017

A double-blind, randomised, controlled study was carried out on 120 patients to assess the effects of combined supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids (FA) and alpha-tocopherol on the degree of malnutrition-inflammation and the biomarkers...

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DHA can reduce bone resorption

  • 03/23/2017

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has been shown to protect against inflammatory bone disorders such as osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis; however, the mechanisms through which it is involved in bone resorption or the molecular mechanisms of...

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DHA supplementation: lower percentage of sperm with damaged DNA

  • 03/17/2017

The aim of this double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised study was to assess the effect of DHA dietary supplementation on semen quality, its fatty acid composition and antioxidant capacity and DNA fragmentation. A total of 74 subjects...

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The optimum omega-6:omega-3 ratio for cognitive function varies with age

  • 03/09/2017

In a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a sample of 78 children aged 7-12 years was selected based on their consumption of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). The participants were...

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Omega-3 can improve dry eye in type 2 diabetes

  • 03/02/2017

In a study with 36 patients with type 2 diabetes (average age 65.57 ± 4.27 years and mean duration of diabetes 14.5 ± 5.4) and moderate to severe dry-eye syndrome, subjects received supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids...

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DHA, exercise and mitochondrial metabolism

  • 02/23/2017

With the aim of studying the effect of eight weeks’ training and supplementation with 1.14 g/day of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on mitochondrial dynamics and antioxidant status of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) in male athletes,...

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Omega-3, a key factor in soldiers’ mood

  • 02/13/2017

A recent study shows that low blood concentrations of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and lack of physical activity can be important factors in influencing the mood of soldiers returning from war. A previous study, also carried...

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Beneficial effects of DHA in cancer

  • 01/26/2017

Human diet contains small quantities of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) and large quantities of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-6 PUFA), which have been related to the incidence of cancer. Epidemiological studies show...

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