A review has explored how the differences between men and women might heavily influence the impact of nutrition on heart health, asserting that ignorance of such discrepancies may explain why some promising interventions appear to fail in later stage...
A new paper in JAMA Cardiology that criticizes the use of structure/function claims on omega-3 dietary supplements is “fraught with inaccuracies and never should have made it through the peer review process”, says the Global Organization for EPA and DHA...
Consuming a complete nutrition drink fortified with EPA and BCAA for three weeks may increase muscle mass and strength in elderly with inadequate protein intake, according to a new randomised blinded placebo-controlled trial.
This round-up looks at the latest findings from health and nutrition research, including the benefit of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in lowering cardiovascular disease risk among diabetic patients, γ-tocopherol in reducing premenstrual symptoms such as...
Sustainable marine products producer Grontvedt has launched a new brand of Norwegian Herring fish oil, completely smell- and taste-free, and rich in cetoleic acid, with immediate processing from “fish to oil in 30 minutes”.
Regular consumption of fish oil supplements may be associated with significant reductions in the risk of different types of dementia, according to analysis of over 200,000 people in the UK Biobank cohorts.
Women with low omega-3 levels in early pregnancy would benefit most from omega-3 supplement to reduce the risk of pre-term birth, according to a new statement from the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL).
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) has published the 2022 edition of its annual market report revealing steady growth in supplements with heightened demand for high concentrate products and algal oils.
Six months of fish oil supplementation may modestly increase skeletal muscle strength in healthy, independent older people, says a new study from scientists at the Mayo Clinic and Concordia University of Wisconsin.
Maternal supplementation with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in early pregnancy could bolster foetal growth in later stages and improve neonatal biometrics, according to a US study.
Omega-3 supplementation could be useful in increasing skeletal muscle mass or strength, particularly in populations at risk of sarcopenia, according to researchers from DSM, who carried out the review.
The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM) says there is insufficient data to recommend a daily intake of the omega-3 oils, Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) for 3-18-year-olds.
Omega-3 fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are commonly associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), but new research highlights how the ratio of EPA to DHA matter in influencing different...
A novel finding connecting omega-3 levels to protection from cellular damage in the brain caused by fine particulates that might be inhaled adds a new wrinkle in the story of the benefits of these fatty acids, says one of the paper's authors.
Wiley’s Finest has ventured beyond the realm of fish-based omega-3s with new products that feature algal and oil seed ingredients and a heart health product based on pine tree sterols that were developed by a Chilean firm.
The global omega-3 industry will come together at the biannual GOED Exchange next month. As the 'go-to' event for the category moves to Barcelona for the 2020 edition, NutraIngredients caught up with GOED to find out more.
An expert panel has recommended an expanded treatment envelope for the EPA drug Vascepa. An expert says the move won’t affect the supplement market directly but does add to recent official recognition of the health benefits of omega-3s.
A database that includes 4,000-plus clinical trials on EPA and DHA omega-3s will help companies with claims substantiation, and provide ready access to significant scientific data to counter negative consumer media articles, says GOED’s executive director.
GOED director: ‘We need to start educating consumers about GOED’
Omega-3 fats delivered using a proprietary self-micro-emulsifying system may be more bioavailable to the human body than the standard ethyl ester formulation, according to a new study funded by Pharmavite.
Despite the equivocal reports in the mainstream media of the recently released omega-3s trials, the huge statistical power of the studies means the promising secondary endpoints can be trusted, experts say.
Optimism and uncertainty seemed to define the omega-3 universe in 2017, which may seem strange since these two attributes are seemingly at opposite ends of an emotional spectrum. However, when an industry has gone through the type of turbulence the omega-3...
Algae have long been touted as a source of novel functional ingredients and bioactive compounds, and while great progress has been made in commercialising certain nutraceutical ingredients, there are many challenges ahead. In this special edition article...
EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids both drive anti-inflammatory gene expression, while DHA is better at lowering triglycerides and decreasing inflammatory markers, according to recent studies that are said to be a “leap forward” in our understanding.
Increased levels of the omega-3 fatty acid EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) are associated with a lower severity of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), says a new paper from Japanese researchers.