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Hazelnuts a new ingredient for infant formula milk

A healthy designer fat for infant formula milk has been developed as the culmination of a global research project involving research bodies in Turkey, Istanbul and Georgia in the US.

Omega-3 chia leader: “We are running out of stock”

The South American-based chia seed leader, Benexia, says it is close to exhausting supplies as demand booms for the plant-sourced omega-3 source.

DHA omega-3 linked to improved literacy for ADHD children: Study

Increased levels of the omega-3 DHA may be associated with improved literacy in children with learning difficulties, according to a new study from Australia.

DSM eyes generic omega-3 drug space with €420m ONC buy

DSM will use its global reach to drive its latest acquisition - fish-sourced omega-3 leader, Ocean Nutrition Canada, beyond its core North American market – but sees opportunities in generic...

MEP backs omega-3

Scottish Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Alyn Smith, has backed omega-3’s ability to reduce problems like attention deficit disorder and heart failure.

BASF completes omega-3 portfolio with Equateq buy

BASF has added high-potency, pharma-grade omega-3s to its range by buying Scottish firm Equateq for an undisclosed sum.

Israeli krill player doubles capacity

Israeli lipid specialist Enzymotec has doubled its krill production capacity to an unspecified level as it responds to growing global demand for the Antarctic micro-shrimp that is registering at about...

Swedish-Israeli joint venture to double infant formula fatty acid output by 2013

Swedish supplier AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) and Enzymotec, its Isreaeli partner in a proprietary infant formula fatty acid project, are expanding production at AAK’s Swedish base as Chinese demand booms.

Omega-3 has no benefit for multiple sclerosis, finds 'underpowered' RCT

Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids has no benefit on the disease activity of multiple sclerosis, according to data from a new clinical trial the authors acknowledged was underpowered.

Multivitamin supplements boost brain function, say UK researchers

Taking a multivitamin supplement daily can improve cognitive performance in both children and adults, say UK researchers.

Fish protein could provide basis for new wave of functional foods, suggest researchers

There is great potential to develop novel, marketable, omega-3 rich functional food products from inexpensive sources such as fish protein isolate, according to new research.

Lonza reformulates algal omega-3 range with sunflower oil

Lonza has reformulated its omega-3 range using its proprietary algal strain and sunflower oil – developments it says offer cost and matrix flexibility.

50% of South African omega-3 supplements have content issues: Study

A survey of 46 omega-3 products on the South African market has found about half contain less than 89% of their claimed DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)-EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) levels and that there exists,...

‘Insufficient’ evidence for omega-3 heart benefits, suggests meta-analysis

There is insufficient evidence for a secondary preventive effect of omega-3 fatty acid supplements against overall cardiovascular events among patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, according to new research....

Marine omega-3s may reduce depressive symptoms: Study

Increased intakes of the marine omega-3s EPA and DHA may be associated with a decrease in the number of depressive symptoms, say researchers from the University of Rochester, New York....

Aker on Antarctic krill fishing: “All we have been doing is geared toward building a sustainable industry”

In this podcast, Hallvard Muri, CEO and president of krill giant Aker Biomarine talks about the company’s heritage in fishing, evolving markets in the US, Europe and Asia, and why...

WWF backs krill fishery as new data and better harvest methods surface

The fact phospholipid-rich food and feed source krill are sourced in the Antarctic has brought a level of scrutiny few fisheries have had to face.

Natural antioxidants could stabilise flaxseed omega-3 encapsulations

Natural polyphenols could be the final part of a solution to bring stability to omega-3 rich flax oils, say researchers.

Savory yogurt may provide daily omega-3 dose: Virginia Tech study

Daily consumption of a savory yogurt enriched with fish oil may provide consumers with their daily intake of omega-3, following tests that show consumer taste tests showing good acceptability.

Croda debuts “non-separated” omega-3 emulsion for kids

Croda Health Care is debuting a ‘no-separation’ omega-3 emulsion it is targeting at children in the form of syrups and sachets.

Omega-3s may improve health of blood vessels: Meta-analysis

Supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve the function of blood vessels and support vascular health, says a new meta-analysis of 16 studies.

The yuck factor? US survey reveals consumer demand for omega-3s... minus the fish

Nearly four out of 10 (37%) US supplement users say they would rather take something other than fish oil as an omega-3 supplement, according to a new survey.

Omega-3 DHA may boost eyesight, but fails to affect mental function: Study

Three months of supplementation with DHA may boost eyesight in older people, but the omega-3 did not affect cognitive function, says a new triple-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial.

Omega-3 may reduce risk of irregular heart beat: Harvard study

Increased levels of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation, the most common irregular heart beat (chronic arrhythmia) in adults, by about 30%, says a new study.

Company lauds potential of chia seeds in Europe following positive novel foods opinion

Chia has the potential to become the bestselling health food ingredient in Europe, according to the company looking to secure extended EU novel foods approval for the seed considered a...