NutraIngredients’ Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science. This week we explore the potential of powdered omega-3 salts as a way of taking this big fish of the nutrition world into yet more products.
Fatty fish may slash men’s heart failure risk
One portion of fatty fish per week may reduce a man’s risk of heart failure, according to new research from the US and Sweden.
Kievit wins infant nutrition tech innovation award
Dutch firm, FrieslandCampina Kievit, has been recognised for its encapsulation work in the area of infant nutrition, by market researcher, Frost & Sullivan.
EFSA health claim opinion
DHA does not benefit visual or cognitive development in infants and unborn babies, according to two article 14 opinions published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today.
Omega-3 linked to lower levels of inflammation
Increased blood levels of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are associated with lower levels of a marker of inflammation linked to heart disease, says a new study from Australia.
Omega-3 salts: ONC explores solid, powdered fish oil
Powdered omega-3 salts may soon be offering supplement makers an alternative to the traditional liquid fish oil, according to new research from Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC).
Omega-3, vit C, and zinc may ease childhood asthma
A combination supplement containing omega-3, vitamin C and zinc may improve symptoms of asthma, a condition on the rise, suggests a new study from Egypt.
Croda inks international omega-3 distribution deal
Croda Europe Health Care has commandeered Speirs Nutritionals Limited to distribute its omega-3 emulsions to food makers in the UK, Europe and North America.
Omega-3 science review criticized for bias
The International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) statement that ALA only converts to DHA in the body at negligible levels, has drawn criticism for bias toward marine sources.
ALA-DHA conversion negligible, say fatty acids experts
Alpha-linolenic acid, (ALA) does not convert to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) at levels that confer any physiological benefit, according to a summary of omega-3 research conducted by the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL).
Omega-3 may protect prostates from cancer: Study
Increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids may protect against advanced prostate cancer, according to new research from the University of California San Francisco.
EFSA on omega-3 claims: yes to eye health, no to brain
EFSA health claim opinion
The French arm of Mead Johnson Nutritionals has had two omega-3, eye health claims approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), but had three infant brain health claims turned down by the scientific assessor.
Omega-3: Fishing for alternatives
Short of an earth-bound deity walking amongst us and miraculously multiplying our fish stocks, industry must invest more in alternative sources of omega-3 to meet nutritional needs.
EFSA rejects omega-3 antioxidant claim
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has turned down an article 13.5 health claim linking omega-3 consumption and boosted antioxidant activity in the body.
Omega-3 EPA could be sourced from biodiesel: Researchers
Fungal treatment of a biodiesel byproduct can produce the omega-3 fatty acid EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), offering a potentially economical source of EPA from microbes.