Biology suggests that B vitamins could enhance the effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) when taken for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), but higher quality and better designed trials are needed, a review has found.
Low levels of EPA and DHA omega-3s in red blood cell membranes may have a similar predictive power of early death to that of the well-established standard risk factors, such as smoking, says a new analysis.
“New light” has been shed on the role of fatty acids and milk feeding in helping protect against type 1 diabetes and further testing could help prove that nutritional intervention can help prevent a disease which impacts millions across the world.
A diet rich in omega-3 can significantly modify the distribution and bioavailability of fatty acids, and may block the absorption of saturated fatty acids (SFA) in the gastrointestinal tract, a study on mice has shown.
Dow AgroSciences is a step closer to commercializing oil from canola plants bred to produce meaningful amounts of the coveted long-chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA (3.7%) and EPA (0.7%), which are currently only found in fish, fungi or microalgae, according...
Technology Crops plans to launch an omega-3 buglossoides oil supplement by the end of the year as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) lifts a year-long block on its already-approved novel food application.
A new competitor has arrived on the plant-based omega-3s scene with the announcement of FDA no-objection GRAS status for Ahiflower oil, an ingredient from Technology Crops International. The oil offers a balance of omega-3, -6 and -9, according to the...
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.
In what is billed as a first in nutrition research, a symposium scheduled for early July in Sweden will bring together lipids researchers specifically to look at the science behind a little-talked-about omega-3 fatty acid: docosapentaenoic acid or DPA.
A review of more than 72 clinical studies has raised further questions over current guidelines relating to fat intake - which generally restrict the consumption of saturated fats and encourage consumption of polyunsaturated fats to prevent heart disease.
A 3-year review of Nordic nutrient intakes has recommended daily vitamin D inputs increase from 7.5 microgram to 10 mcg per day for people between 2 and 75 years of age. For over-75s, it set a level of 20 mcg.
The evidence supporting the heart health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids is strong, despite ‘less conclusive’ recent studies, says a new review from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.
Increased blood levels of omega-3s are associated with lower levels of compounds linked to inflammation and heart disease, says a new study that strengthens the heart health benefits of the fatty acids.
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.
A position paper published this month by the EU-funded European Nanotechnology Gateway backs the role of nanotechnology to improve nutrient bioavailability for a range of lipiphilic nutrients like omega-3s and CoQ10.