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Innéov failed but Unilever hopes for skin health claim win

Unilever has submitted a health claim dossier to the European Food Safety Authority for a skin health food supplement composed of a similar formulation to the market leading Innéov product...

Omega-3 may improve cardio measures in overweight teens: Study

Daily supplements of the omega-3s EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may improve blood pressure levels in slightly overweight teenage boys.

Omega-3 bioavailability: Scientists lift the lid on which forms work best

Omega-3 fatty acids in the re-esterified triglyceride form may be the most bioavailable, according to a new study by omega-3 pioneer Jorn Dyerberg.

Krill oil may reduce arthritis symptoms: Mouse study

Daily supplements of krill oil may reduce the symptoms of arthritis, with the benefits linked to the omega-3 and antioxidant content of the ingredient, suggests a new study.

Omega-3 from GM yeast “comparable to GRAS fish oil”: DuPont study

The safety of an EPA-rich oil from genetically modified yeast is “comparable to that of GRAS fish oil”, says a new study from DuPont.

Herbs, omega-3s can save millions in healthcare: Report

An Australian study has found herbal preparations and omega-3s are effective treatments against an array of illnesses including osteoarthritis, heart disease and depression and could save the country more than...

Snack Size Science: Ahoy to omega-3 from soy

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science every two weeks. This week we cast our net for the newest science on sourcing fish oil from plants.

New Aker JV to acquire EPAX in €70 million deal

In a reverse of what we see in nature - krill gobbling up fish - Trygg Pharma has entered into an agreement to purchase Epax Holding AS from Austevoll Seafood.

SDA soybean oil effective for omega-3 blood level boost

Daily consumption of a soybean oil rich in stearidonic acid (SDA) increased levels of omega-3 in blood cells after 12 weeks, says a new study from Monsanto and Solae.

Unilever: Omega-3 margarine study will not affect usage advice

Omega-3 spread maker Unilever says a 40 month study that found omega-3 spreads don’t protect elderly heart attack sufferers from further cardiac events, requires further analysis and won’t affect approved...

Scandinavians target elderly with 1000mg+ omega-3 drink

Norwegian omega-3 specialist Smartfish is set to launch an omega-3 drink with more than 1000mg of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), as the company adds a medical wing...

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Health claims legal challenge remains a possibility

In the fourth excerpt from a NutraIngredients health claims roundtable, our experts discuss the possibility that the 2006 nutrition and health claims regulation may end up being challenged in an...

EFSA dismisses omega-3 cognitive claim appeal

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says there are no grounds for amending the omega-3 cognitive function health claim rejection it issued to UK omega-3 supplements brand, Equazen Eye Q,...

Omega-3s could improve metabolic syndrome outcomes

Omega-3-rich supplements may improve blood lipid levels of people with metabolic syndrome, reducing the risks of developing serious health problems, says a new study.

New study suggests gender-specific omega-3 roles

The omenga-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA may have gender-specific effects on blood platelet aggregation, researchers in Australia have found.

New omega-3 encapsulation could enhance stability for soft gels

Researchers have developed a new way to stabilise omega-3 nutraceuticals, using elecrosprayed zein encapsulation.

Study identifies possible omega-3 stabilizers in yogurt

A new study has identified and sequenced antioxidant proteins in yogurt that could be used as stabilizers in functional foods, following on from previous research on their potential.

Insufficient ALA could be linked to obesity trend

A new study suggests that a deficiency in alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) coupled with a chronic excess of linoleic acid (omega-6) could lead to ‘inherited obesity’.

TNO to explore meat alternatives and oils from algae

TNO has teamed up with industrial algae producer Ingrepro Renewables for a two year research project investigating the extraction of proteins, healthy oils, and possible carbohydrates from algae.

Yogurt proteins could stabilize omega-3 enrichment

New research suggests that naturally occurring antioxidant peptides could be used to prevent oxidation of omega-3 in functional foods.

Frost predicts buoyant global omega-3 growth

A “flood of scientific evidence” for omega-3 forms DHA and EPA, positive press, elevated consumer awareness and proactive industry representation will drive 60%+ omega-3 growth in coming years, according to...

UK watchdog rules omega-3 supplements adverts medicinal

A national press campaign for omega-3 food supplements that claimed they could, “cure reflux, severe eczema and arthritis” has been challenged by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

New technology delivers omega-3 chews for private label

UK-based Oxford Nutrascience has teamed up with Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC) to develop omega-3 chews, which it plans to supply to dietary supplement firms around Europe for their own-label lines.

New global omega-3 research centre to boost innovation

A new global Omega-3 Innovation Centre to boost innovation by co-ordinating research into incorporating the fatty acids into human and fish diets is due to open near Oslo, Norway next...

Sea buckthorn oil may ease dry eye symptoms

An oil rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids from sea buckthorn may reduce symptoms of dry eye syndrome, says a new study from the University of Turku.