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Risk-benefit assessment: Weighing up the pros and cons of foods

To have meaningful health recommendations for foods authorities should balance both the risks and benefits of consumption, say a group of Danish researchers backing the concept of risk-benefit assessment. ...

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Hunger under siege: How UNICEF is tackling malnutrition in Syria

Political neutrality, besieged communities and an escalating amount of mouths to feed. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has a lot to contend with if it is to reach the...

Omega-3 doesn't help male muscle builders: Study

Fish oil supplementation makes no difference to muscle growth in healthy, young men who weight train with whey protein, a study has concluded.

Typical vegan diet lacks key nutrients; supplements can help: Study

Vegans are often nutrient-deficient due to unbalanced protein sources and a low intake of berries, fruits and nuts, a Finnish study has found.

Omega-3 neglected in malnutrition product formulations: Researchers

Omega-3 content is a neglected issue when formulating products to combat severe acute malnutrition in children, say international researchers.

Climate change could be affecting krill biomass, but experts say more data needed to make connection

Despite a recent TV documentary that raised questions, krill researchers say there is no immediate concern about the abundance of the creatures in the Southern Ocean. But they said that...

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NutraIngredients Awards finalists announced. 11 categories, 33 potential winners

More than 120 high-quality entries made choosing finalists difficult but our crack judging panel have done it, and 33 stand-out products and ingredients have made the final cut in the...

Clearer bioactive standards will benefit innovation, report states

Food supplement and functional food innovation could be made easier if researchers were told the specific amounts of bioactive nutrients to include in their products, a report has concluded. 

Danone omega-3 medical drink shows early Alzheimer’s benefits: RCT

Souvenaid, the high-dose omega-3 based medical drink Danone-Nutricia launched three years ago, can help pre-dementia sufferers, a 2-year clinical trial has found.

'Good' cholesterol may actually be bad, study suggests

Individuals with high levels of ‘good’ cholesterol (HDL-C) are more likely to develop heart disease, a UK study has demonstrated. 

myfood24 – the online tool helping researchers get teenage kicks?

An online method of collecting diet data could help unlock intake information for teenagers, a group often neglected in government policy, say UK researchers.

"Life in the twilight zone is a huge potential source of fishmeal and omega-3 to feed the world's population."

‘No man’s water’: Deep sea holds huge untapped resources, but beware the gold rush

There are huge untapped resources of protein and omega-3 in the deep sea, but international researchers have warned against an unregulated ‘gold rush’ that could upset the ecosystem of this so-called twilight...

Small fish oil doses enough to lower blood pressure: RCT

Even the smallest amounts of fish oil can reduce blood pressure (BP), but only in those who have a history of hypertension, a study has determined. 

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Finding hidden wealth in healthy ageing

The world’s population is ageing and people want to be healthy, longer – but can foods, drinks and supplements help? Our free online event  tackles this multi-billion question from multiple angles, tapping...

Omega-3 helps kids behave better: RCT

Vitamin, mineral and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation positively affects the behaviour of normal school children, a pioneering clinical trial has discovered.

Nutrigenomics nudge closer to the mainstream ‘but we are not there yet’

As gene-based nutrition research builds and apps launch utilising said research, nutrigenomics appears to be morphing from concept to reality, but more research is required says a leading professor in...

Omega-3 supplements in pregnancy reduces baby's anaemia risk, study finds

Taking omega-3 supplements while pregnant may help prevent or reduce the risk of anaemia in newborns, a study has concluded.

Europe fish oil market worth €630m in 2014

The European fish oil market accounted for $0.69bn (€0.63bn) of the global $2.25bn (€2.04bn) market in 2014, according to a market report from Grand View Research.

GOED EXCHANGE 2016

'Noisy,' 'anxious' language dilutes message of omega-3s, analysts say

Omega-3s messages are “noisy” and “anxious” according to consumer insights shared during the GOED Exchange meeting taking place this week in Tenerife, Spain.

Higher omega-3 content in fresh cow's milk reduces asthma risk, study finds

Fresh, unprocessed cow’s milk has a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids than pasteurised, homogenised or low-fat milk, say German researchers. 

How do different dietary fatty acids influence body fat?

The way in which the body 'distributes' fat may be different depending on the dietary fatty acids consumed as well as genetic factors, Canadian researchers have found. 

Health claim watch

French firm files claim for omega-3 & age-related cognitive decline

French pharmaceutical firm Pierre Fabre Medicament has filed a health claim for an omega-3 product and the reduction of age-related cognitive decline.

Omega-3 not omega-6 linked with lower depressive symptoms: 2000-strong Japanese study

Even in countries with higher fish intakes, omega-3 may lower depressive symptoms, according to Japanese research in over 2000 people.

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Lipid-based prenatal supplement found to boost infant birth outcomes

Women given a lipid-based supplement during pregnancy have been shown to be 25% more likely to give birth to infants with healthy birth measurements in a country where one in...

Frutarom invests €2.25m in algae start-up

Swiss-Israeli flavours and ingredients house Frutarom Industries has invested 10 million Israeli Shekel (€2.25m) for a 50% stake in the biotech start-up Algalo.

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