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Whether fish-derived or vegetarian, omega-3 has become a household term. Supplement sales continue to grow, and more and more foods are being fortified with the healthy fatty acids. But getting omega-3 foods into the mainstream remains a challenge.

Add seaweed to food to improve heart health, Danish researchers urge industry

Food manufacturers should add seaweed to help combat cardiovascular disease and related conditions, according to researchers.

Special edition: Inflammation

Is ‘Syndrome X’ treatable with food?

Inflammation is an immune system response to counter injured or stressed body parts and zones – a good and necessary thing – but contemporary diets and lifestyles have overheated the...

Supplements may improve teenage behaviour in school: Oxford researchers

Giving nutrition supplements to teenagers may improve behaviour in schools, research from the University of Oxford has suggested.

Special edition: Inflammation

High potency omega-3s & curcuminoids: NBTY’s top scientists on what’s next in inflammation

New product delivery formats, a long list of ingredients, and scientific consensus are driving developments in supplements positioned for inflammation, NBTY’s top scientists tell NutraIngredients-USA.

Despite El Niño threat, Peru says new stock estimate allows for second anchovy fishing season

In a welcome bit of news for the omega-3s industry, the Peruvian government has opened a second fishing season for anchovies. The season had been under threat of closure because...

Fish oils show no benefit for diabetes - but may help elderly

Fish oils do not affect glucose metabolism but do impact protein metabolism, something researchers say could hold potential for age-related frailty.

Evidence of omega-3s as depression treatment flawed, says review

There is insufficient evidence to support the use of omega-3 supplements as a treatment for depression, a new Cochrane review has said.

News in brief

KD Pharma omega-3 wins sustainability backing

German omega-3 player KD Pharma has received sustainable fishery certification from industry watchdog Friend of the Sea (FOS).

EU project seeks algae omega-3s

Extracting omega-3 from novel algae sources is the mission of a European Union-funded project with multiple partners including the famed nutrition research arm at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.


What can you do in the face of a ‘flawed’ omega-3 research study?

How does the industry respond when a scientific study comes out that is critical of quality and label claim for an omega-3 fish oil supplement—and in the opinion of many...

Fat intake may play role in autoimmune flare-ups

The type of dietary fat we consumer could impact the severity and duration of autoimmune flare-ups, according to new research performed in mice.

EFSA health claim opinion

‘eye q’ omega-3 not bright enough for EFSA

A DHA/EPA/GLA omega-3 supplement will not improve a child’s reading ability, the EU’s central food science agency has ruled.

Damning fish oil sustainability report lacks ‘nuance’, says GOED

Comparing the sustainability of fisheries is important but this can miss subtle differences in stock health, Adam Ismail, the executive director of the Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s...

Arctic Nutrition makes formal US market entry with omega-3, protein ingredients from herring roe

Norwegian firm Arctic Nutrition AS has achieved market penetration with the formal launch in the US market of its Romega phospholipid omega-3 ingredient sourced from herring roe. The ingredient made...

News in brief

Korean player Daesang moves on EU omega-3 market

Korean food giant Daeseng wants to enter the EU omega-3 market and has applied for novel foods approval for an algae-derived DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

Rimfrost says new concentrated krill oil ingredient injects innovation into stagnant category

Norwegian krill oil supplier Rimfrost AS says it is seeking to further differentiate krill oil from fish oil with the launch of a new ingredient concentrated for phospholipid content.

Over 1/3 of fish oil fisheries poorly managed: Report

Over one third or 3.5 million tonnes of fish stocks destined for fish oil supplements are ‘poorly managed’, a sustainability report of 24 fisheries has found. 

More than half of EU countries set to opt out of GM

Sixteen countries have requested to opt out of GM cultivation in Europe – but while the Commission says the opt-out clause is necessary for such a complex issue, campaigners are...

FMC set for Danish innovation centre boost

FMC Corporation will open a new European Innovation Center in Denmark next year,  creating a hub for its technical and material experts to improve product development.

2016 event to fill 4 halls

Expanded Vitafoods gets a content makeover

Refined sector content will define Vitafoods Europe in Geneva next year as the continent’s premier healthy ingredients and nutraceuticals show approaches its 20th birthday.

Special edition: Inside Europe’s food supplement markets

Q&A: Industry bodies lay down the law on key European issues

European food supplement groups share insights from the law to distribution to marketing and science in this Q&A on the €7bn European supplements sector, according to Euromonitor International.

New Zealand

Seadragon sets out to breathe fire into Kiwi fish oil

The town of Nelson will welcome New Zealand's first omega-3 fish oil processing plant in December. Campbell Berry-Kilgour, sales director of Seadragon, who hopes the facility will fill a definite...

Guest article

Omega-3s and cognition: dosage matters!

Yet another study questioning omega-3 efficacy has been picked up by the mainstream press. Why finger the nutrient when the dosage is all wrong? argues Adam Ismail, executive director of...

Gut bacteria play vital role in benefits and harms of different fats: Mouse data

The impact of different dietary fats on our health may be mediated by the changes the cause in our gut bacteria ecosystem, according to new research. 

Stop counting calories and start promoting nutritional value, urge researchers

When it comes to cutting levels of obesity-related heart disease and death, it’s time to stop counting calories, and start to make simple changes that improve the nutritional value of...

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