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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...

Omega-3 rich diet could protect against brain aging: Study

High intake of the omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) could help protect the aging brain, according to research.

Omega-3 may reduce inflammatory marker to offer ‘multiple’ health benefits

Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce a specific marker of inflammation and confer heart and anti-cancer benefits, according to two new studies in the American Journal of Clinical...

Icelandic omega-3 firm doubles capacity

Iceland-based omega-3 and fish oil specialist Lysi is doubling input and output capacity at its central production facility in the island’s capital, Reykjavik.

High dose omega-3 may benefit early communicative development

A fish oil supplement enriched with DHA may benefit early communicative development in infants, says the first randomized controlled trial testing high dose omega-3 on brain development in non-premature infants

Aker BioMarine posts 35% surge in sales of Superba krill oil in Q4, 2011

Aker BioMarine has posted a 35% surge in sales of Superba krill oil in the fourth quarter of 2011 – selling a record 70 metric tons compared with 52t in Q4, 2010.

Scientists claim high omega-3 retention rates in popular cheeses

US based researchers claim that it is possible to cater for the ‘phenomenal’ global interest in omega-3, after fortifying three popular cheese types with the fatty acids, achieving high retention...

Borregaard sells omega-3 business to fellow Norwegians

Norwegian biochemical company Borregaard has sold its Denomega omega-3 ingredient supply business as it restructures ahead of a potential sale or IPO (initial public offering).

Martek/DSM ‘fishless fish oil’ gains momentum as firms seek EPA and DHA … minus the fish

Martek’s new algal EPA/DHA blend - the ‘fishless fish oil’ - is gaining momentum in the market with recent launches including Schiff’s MegaRed Plant-Omega supplements and Darigold Omega-3 2% milk....

Nutrient blend may stop bone loss & reduce fracture risk: DSM study

A combination of the soy isoflavone genistein, omega-3s, and vitamins D3 and K1 may boost bone density and reduce the risk of fracture after falls for postmenopausal women, says a...

Omega-3s linked to slower eye sight loss in people with retinal disease: Study

A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids in combination with vitamin A supplements may slow the decline in eye sight in people with retinitis pigmentosa, says a new study in...

Friend of the Sea pushing omega-3 sustainability

Friend of the Sea (FOS), the non-government organisation that certifies wild and farmed seafood, is backing the marine-sourced omega-3 supply with a commitment to publicise supplier efforts that meet its...

Maternal omega-3 reduces eczema risk in children: Study

Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy could cut the risk of babies developing eczema and egg allergies by over a third, say researchers

Health claims register enters European Parliament as veto calls rise

Paola Testori Coggi, the director general of the EC’s Health and Consumer Health Directorate (DG Sanco), yesterday presented a health claims register containing 222 approvals and about 2000 rejections to...

Ocean Nutrition Canada seeks algal omega-3 oil approval in EU

Ocean Nutrition Canada has applied to have an omega-3 algal oil approved under European Union novel foods regulations – stating it is ‘substantially equivalent’ to an existing approved oil manufactured...

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