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How hemp seed oil could offer new hope to epilepsy sufferers

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How hemp seed oil could offer new hope to epilepsy sufferers

By Paul Benhaim

It is well established that the brain has metabolic requirements that must be satisfied by what we eat or in the case of infants, “what their mother eats”. In particular, dietary fats are fundamentally important for thinking, learning and memory abilities,...

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. 

New class of ‘good’ fat could aid diabetes prevention

New class of ‘good’ fat could aid diabetes prevention

By Nathan Gray

The ‘surprising’ discovery of a previously unidentified class of lipid molecules that enhance insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control could offer a route to the prevention of type 2 diabetes, say researchers.

TNO is looking closely at algae extraction

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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.

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