• 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) and adipocytes. Lipids are key components in plasma membranes...

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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 is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. It is...

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  • 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 improving sleep organisation); and its effect on production...

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