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Omega-3s shows potential for PTSD: Study

By Stephen Daniells

People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may benefits from daily omega-3 supplements, says a new study from Japan.

Norwegian firm Calanus first applied for novel food approval for its calanus oil as a food supplement ingredient back in January 2011. Photo credit: Uwe Klls

UK thumbs up for novel ‘mini shrimp’ omega-3 oil

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said miniature shrimp Calanus finmarchicus is safe as a novel source of omega-3 oil and is now seeking feedback on its draft opinion.

Finding right omega 3 and 6 ratio is key to protecting cell membranes

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Finding right omega 3 and 6 ratio is key to protecting cell membranes

By Paul Benhaim, chief executive of Elixinol and Hemp Foods Australia

While many people are eager to rid themselves of as much fat as possible, there is still one part of the body really should contain a large quantity of it. Indeed, over 60% of the dry weight of the brain is made up of fats. 

Martek is star performer in DSM's nutrition division in Q3

Martek is star performer in DSM's nutrition division in Q3

By Elaine Watson

Martek “clearly exceeded expectations” in the third quarter for new owner DSM within a nutrition division that continued to deliver “robust” results despite the negative impact of currency translation.

Maternal supplementation with omega-3s could modify the infant gut and reduce the risk of allergies, say the  researchers.

Maternal omega-3 intake may influence childhood allergy

By Nathan Gray

Omega-3 fatty acids may aid the development of the infant gut and improve how gut immune cells respond to bacteria and foreign substances, making the baby less likely to suffer from allergies in the long term, according to new research in pigs.

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