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Omega-3 may slash levels of heart disease risk factor

Supplements of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with lower levels of an amino acid called homocysteine, an amino acid linked to increased risks of heart disease and dementia, says a...

Special edition: Inflammation

Inflammation: The expression of a very modern malady

Extra-curricular inflammation of the human body is very real and costing healthcare providers billions globally. But where did it come from and are current efforts helping it go away?

Omega-3s may not give kids 20/20 vision, says study

Supplements containing the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) during pregnancy may not improve the eyesight of the infants, says a new study from Australia.

MEP takes DHA omega-3 claim complaint back to the Commission

British Labour Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Glenis Willmott, is writing to the European Commission to block a DHA eye development claim being used on infant follow-on formula products,...

Aurora Algae launches ‘game changing’ EPA omega-3

California’s Aurora Algae has announced the launch of its new A2 product portfolio, including protein-rich powder and a ‘game changing’ sustainable EPA-rich omega-3 oil.

WWF to address krill sustainability at Vitafoods Europe

The sustainability of krill will come under the spotlight at the Vitafoods Europe trade show in Geneva next month, at a presentation by the conservation director for WWF Norway.

Omega-3 DHA safe and ‘modestly beneficial’ for infants: Study

High doses of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA in baby formula or breast milk may have ‘modest, positive effects’ on the growth of the pre-term infants, including increased length, says...

MEPs authorise omega-3 infant eye health claim

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have today narrowly rejected a motion to prohibit a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Commission (EC)-approved DHA omega-3 eye health claim on...

Denomega launches salmon oil for supplements

Denomega Pure Health is launching a salmon oil for use in liquid dietary supplements, made using a cold-press technique from farmed Norwegian salmon and pitched at the premium market.

'Eye' or 'nay': For or against the DHA infant eye claim?

Just as with the 2006 nutrition and health claim regulation (NHCR) itself, next week's European Parliament (EP) vote on whether to allow products aimed at 6-12 month old infants to...

Lobbying intensifies ahead of MEP omega-3 infant health claim vote

Lobbying is ratcheting up ahead of next week's European Parliament (EP) vote on whether to permit a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Commission (EC)-approved claim linking omega-3 form...

British government agency helps omega-3 firm develop new markets

British start-up New Horizons Global is benefitting from a UK government scheme that has seen the emerging omega-3 DHA player increase international sales and exposure for its food and animal...

Eskimo study supports omega-3 for heart health

High intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to new findings from a study with Alaskan Eskimos.

Breast may be best but don’t block omega-3 infant formula claims, says practitioner

The late move by a European Parliament committee to block the addition of DHA omega-3 claims to baby milk products across the EU bloc, would be a triumph of politics...

Omega-3 industry prepared if German concerns gain EU traction

The omega-3 industry stands ready to respond to maximum dosage concerns raised by German authorities if they gain member state support after being tabled at a recent European Commission committee...

MEPs move to block baby milk health claim

A committee of MEPs has voted narrowly in favour of blocking an EFSA-approved health claim that the fatty acid DHA in baby milk is beneficial to children’s eyes.

Australia ponders legalising hemp foods

Australian regulators are considering allowing non-psychoactive versions of fatty acid and nutrient-rich hemp into the food supply and have opened a public consultation on the matter.

Omega-3 may reduce risk of AMD vision loss

Omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) may significantly reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to new research.

Lamb meat may boost fat profile of baby food: Study

The fatty acid profiles of commercial baby food could be enhanced by using meat from suckling lambs, according to new research.

Krill catch is “probably” sustainable: Antarctic researcher

Current krill catches are well below established 'trigger limits' for concern and are “probably” sustainable, a British researcher has said.

“The tissue is the issue” say omega-3 academics

Global omega-3 academics and stakeholders have committed to increased lobbying and education efforts to boost long and shorter chain fatty acid intakes, but are highlighting that intake alone won’t resolve...

Fish oil may help cancer patients’ fight muscle wastage, say researchers

Omega-3 rich fish oil supplements may help cancer patients to prevent the muscle loss and malnutrition which commonly accompanies chemotherapy, according to new research.

Refining the omega-3 ‘policy gap’ that feeds global deficiencies

The omega-3 industry must devote more resources to lobbying and educating government, health care professionals and the general public to help plug a ‘policy gap’ that is contributing to a...

DSM begins Martek integration

Royal DSM has kicked the integration of its new €800m wholly-owned subsidiary, Martek Biosciences Corporation, into life by establishing a special integration unit to manage the US-Dutch-Swiss deal.

GOED names expanded board of directors

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED) has announced its second board expansion within a year with EPAX’s Baldur Hjaltason (pictured) moving from vice-chair to chair to replace Croda’s...

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