• EPA in the prevention of cardiovascular risk in diabetes

    • 05/03/2018

    There is a strong relation between diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die of heart disease than adults without diabetes. At least 68% of diabetics over 65 years old will die of some form of heart disease and in 16% the cause will be...

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  • Omega-3 can have a beneficial effect on chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis

    • 05/07/2018

    One of the secondary effects of chemotherapy drugs for cancer is mucositis. Oral mucositis is probably the most common complication with chemotherapy; it appears in almost all patients who receive it and in 80% of those with head and neck cancer. Its symptoms include pain, increased risk of local...

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  • Antenatal DHA supplementation could have beneficial effects on the body composition of children

    • 05/25/2018

    Besides water, the other two fundamental body components are lean tissue (highly varied and including bones, muscles, extracellular water, nerve tissue and other non-adipocyte cells) and adipose tissue.  The University of Kansas Department of Dietetics and Nutrition carried out a study...

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  • Marine vs. plant-based omega-3 in breast cancer

    • 05/18/2018

    While marine-based omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFA) such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been shown to inhibit breast carcinogenesis, this is not the case with alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is plant based. Available evidence on the anti-cancer...

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