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Low salt intake during pregnancy

All cells of an organism share the same DNA sequence from the time they are stem cells until they are fully differentiated, differing greatly in relation to the profile of expressed genes. Changes in gene expression which

Is high energy intake driving weight gain?

Overweight and obesity have become a major burden in modern society due to the detrimental effects of excess body weight on various health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. It is commonly assumed that overweight and obese

Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and fish oil supplementation during pregnancy

The pregnancy is a time of increased risk for omega-3 deficiency as they are used for the baby’s brain and eye development both before and after birth. Data derived from observational studies have found that low intake

Drinking tea lowers blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common condition in which the chronic force of the blood to the walls of the arteries may eventually cause health problems. According to the World Health Organization, high blood pressure causes almost

Maternal diet alters offspring metabolism and performance

Scientists at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas have discovered that in fish, just like in humans, the nutrients that are passed from a mother to her offspring can change the way her

Physical activity and diet: the two pillars of hercules for health and wellbeing

News by the World Health Organization over the past few days claimed that eating too much red meat has been related to health adverse events including shorter lifespan, cardiovascular disease, and cancers. Remembering Paracelso aphorism: “Sola dosis

Potential health benefits from the consumption of berry seed oils

Fats together with carbohydrates and proteins are the main nutrients of our diet. In public opinion, a diet rich in fats is not associated with healthy life style, which is a result of their high caloric value