Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements May Benefit Testicular Function in Young Men

Consuming fish oil supplements is positively associated with semen volume and total sperm count, larger testicular size, higher calculated free testosterone to luteinizing hormone (LH) ratio, and lower follicle-stimulating hormone and LH levels in young, healthy men, according to results from a study published in JAMA Network Open.

A team of investigators conducted a cross-sectional study in young Danish men to assess whether taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements — including fish oil— was linked to improved testicular function, measured by semen quality and reproductive hormone levels.

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Os suplementos de magnésio podem ser uma alternativa aos antidepressivos

Um recente ensaio clínico realizado nos Estados Unidos descobriu que os suplementos de magnésio são eficazes no tratamento da depressão leve ou moderada. Publicado no jornal PLoS One, os pesquisadores mostraram que

a suplementação diária com magnésio leva a uma diminuição significativa nos sintomas de depressão e ansiedade, independentemente da idade, do gênero, da gravidade da depressão ou do uso de drogas antidepressivas do paciente. Observando que o mineral funciona rapidamente e é bem tolerado, o estudo concluiu que pode ser uma alternativa segura à medicação farmacêutica.

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Is nutritional psychiatry the future of mental health treatments?






Mental health problems are notoriously tricky to treat, with many sufferers reporting that they’ve gone through several different psychiatrists and medications before striking on something that manages their condition to at least some degree. However, it’s starting to look like seeing a conventional psychiatrist for mental health problems might be a bit like going to a cardiologist for a skin condition; an emerging specialty, nutritional psychiatry, holds a lot more promise when it comes to successfully conquering mental illness.

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Omega-3 and Vitamin D Could Help Clear Alzheimer’s Amyloid Plaques


Researchers have determined how omega-3 and vitamin D3 can help boost the immune system’s capability to remove the brain of amyloid plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.[1] The researchers discovered signaling networks and key genes regulated by the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and also vitamin D3 which can help manage inflammation and greatly boost plaque clearance.

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