• The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio plays an important role in depression

    • 03/02/2018

    Various biochemical mechanisms could explain the association between polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and depression, such as: the anti-inflammatory effect of omega-3 PUFAs could modulate over-activation of the immune system associated with depression; dietary docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)...

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  • It is becoming increasingly clear that EPA and DHA have different effects

    • 03/16/2018

    Among the risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CD) are high cholesterol, high concentrations of low-density lipoproteins (LDL-c) and triglycerides (TG), low concentrations of high-density lipoproteins (HDL-c), small LDL particle size, high blood pressure, increased platelet activity, high...

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  • n-3 PUFA consumption after the diagnosis of bowel cancer and disease-free survival

    • 03/23/2018

    Experimental studies indicate that marine-origin omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) can prevent the progress of colorectal cancer, partly by inhibiting prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2 (PTGS2), but the data in humans are limited. The authors of this study assessed n-3 PUFA and...

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  • Fish oil, resolvins and diabetic neuropathic pain

    • 03/28/2018

    Peripheral neuropathy affects approximately 50% of patients with diabetes. Experimental trials, performed by the author of this study, using a fish oil as treatment in animal models of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, have shown that it could delay progression of the disease. The authors have previously...

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