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Omega-3 supplements show benefits against anxiety: Human data

A daily dose of 2.5 grams of omega-3s may reduce symptoms of anxiety by about 20%, according to new data from the Ohio State University.

Fatty acids can inhibit cancer treatment: Researchers

Fatty acids including omega-3s and omega-6s can inhibit chemotherapy treatments, Dutch researchers have found.

Martek name to disappear as DSM creates new Nutritional Lipids business

Seven months after sealing a billion dollar deal to acquire Martek, DSM has created Nutritional Lipids, a new division that will combine Martek’s algal omega-3 and omega-6 products and DSM...

Maternal omega-3 intake may influence childhood allergy

Omega-3 fatty acids may aid the development of the infant gut and improve how gut immune cells respond to bacteria and foreign substances, making the baby less likely to suffer...

Marine, but not plant, omega-3s may boost heart health for women: Study

Long chain omega-3s from marine sources may reduce the risk of heart disease, but alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) from plant sources offered no such benefits, says a new study from Denmark....

Stable fish oil emulsions possible, says study

The addition of whey protein to fish oil emulsions at high pH can help to create stable emulsions with up to 70% fish oil, according to new research.

Omega-3 market set to boom on demand from food sector

Demand from the food industry will see the market for Omega-3 ingredients rise substantially over the next few years, a report from the market research and consulting firm MarketsandMarkets said.

Omega-3 DHA may reduce the severity of stroke: Study

Consuming the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may reduce the extent of damage following a stroke by 25%, suggests a new study with mice.

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US military: Low omega-3 levels may boost suicide risk

US troops and service personnel with low levels of omega-3 are at increased risk of suicide, says a new study that potential opens the door to widespread omega-3 supplementation.

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Beyond the heart and brain: Emerging benefits of omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids have a wide range of reported benefits, some of which have more scientific support than others. As part of our special focus on omega-3’s, NutraIngredients takes a...

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Aurora Algae ups ante in omega-3 market with plans for Q4, 2012 launch

Aurora Algae – the firm promising to turn up the heat in the algal omega-3 market by producing a concentrated 65% EPA-rich oil on a completely new scale – aims...

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Algal omega-3 market heats up as new players bid for a slice of the action

The dynamics of the algal omega-3 market are set to change over the next 18 months with the entrance of two new players both promising to trump the competition in...

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Krill set for continued omega-3 stardom

The nascent but rapidly growing krill sector is set to match or exceed 10+% point growth forecast for the entire omega-3 sector, even as public awareness remains relatively low and...

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The varied sources of omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids can be obtained from a variety of sources: Fish, krill, algae, plants, mussels. In this gallery we tour the world and look at the sources making waves...

Australian government backs infant formula research

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will continue a 15-year collaborative period with Australian food company Clover Corporation, by engaging in a new initiative to develop encapsulation techniques...

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All-conquering omega-3 market set for further growth

The market for omega-3 food, beverage and supplements in the US is over $5 billion with saturation point nowhere in sight, but how does the market break down, what are...

AlgaeBio unveils production stats as algal omega-3 market heats up

Algae Biosciences Corporation – a high-profile new entrant to the omega-3 fatty acid market – has unveiled detailed figures on anticipated production volumes after finalizing a deal to build the...

Aker BioMarine aims to launch ‘unique’ powdered krill product by year-end

Aker BioMarine is aiming to launch a novel powdered product from Antarctic krill “without using expensive and dilutive microencapsulation technology” by the end of this year.

Neptune promises productivity boost as sales rise but profits slide

Canadian krill oil firm Neptune Technologies & Bioressources posted a modest rise in revenues in the first quarter of 2012 but said its bottom line had suffered owing to changes...

Global omega-3 market set for ongoing 15-20% growth: Report

The 2010 global omega-3 market – just for foods and beverages and food supplements – is worth €5.57bn, according to a new report, with growth predicted of between 15-20%.

Norwegian player entering omega-3 supply with ‘24 hour virgin oil’ salmon offering

Norwegian start-up Hofseth Biocare is set for a September debut of an omega-3 form it is promoting on the back of high-quality salmon sourcing and ongoing clinical trials demonstrating LDL...

Research suggests basis for red wine heart benefits

A new study suggests red wine polyphenols may protect omega-3 fatty acids from breaking down in the body, offering a possible mechanism for the cardiovascular benefits associated with red wine...

EHPM: MEP health claim support is “encouraging”

A Brussels-based pan-European trade group says it is encouraged by interactions with MEPs who are set to play an active role in scrutinising and potentially modifying controversial European Union...

Omega-3 may boost heart benefits of tomato antioxidants: Study

Adding omega-3 to an antioxidant-rich tomato juice may boost the potential heart health benefits of the juice, suggesting a potential synergy between nutrients, says a new study.

Maternal DHA may boost baby’s immune system

Supplementation with high-dose DHA omega-3 oil whilst pregnant may help to enhance infants' immune systems, according to new research.