Eicosapentaenoic Acid

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Research directly challenges a previous study which found that omega-3s increase the risk of prostate cancer

Omega-3 may help fight prostate cancer

By Niamh Michail

Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells, say scientists – challenging a 2013 study which claimed omega-3s increase the risk of prostate cancer by 71%.

Supplementation with EPA could help to prevent inflammation-induced depression, according to the new RCT data.

RCT data backs EPA omega-3 to prevent depression

By Nathan Gray

Just two weeks of supplementation with the long chain omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is associated with the prevention of inflammation-induced depression, according to new data.

TNO is looking closely at algae extraction

Algal futures

VALORIE: TNO invests in high-value algae refining

By Paul Gander

Dutch research organisation TNO is working with industry partners on a pilot scale algae refining plant with potential in omega-3s, proteins and antioxidants.

GM omega-3? UK could see GM 'fish oil' trial this year

GM omega-3? UK could see GM 'fish oil' trial this year

By Nathan Gray

Rothamsted Research has submitted an application to the UK government requesting permission to carry out a field trial for genetically modified plants that are rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3 may have benefits for dry AMD: Pilot Study

Omega-3 may have benefits for dry AMD: Pilot Study

By Nathan Gray

Supplementation with EPA-rich omega-3 fatty acids could help battle inflammation in the macula and therefore improve the vision in patients with dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a new pilot study.


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