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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...

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...