The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says there are no grounds for amending the omega-3 cognitive function health claim rejection it issued to UK omega-3 supplements brand, Equazen Eye Q, in February.
Scientists exploring how to improve the fatty acid profile of beef by manipulating the diets of cattle are confident they can deliver meat containing enough healthy fat to make ‘source of omega-3’ nutrition claims on pack.
A diet rich in polyphenols and polyunsaturated fatty acids could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease through the production of new brain cells and the strenghtening of neural networks, according to a new Spanish study.
A paper published in a British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) journal has called for omega-3 supplements to be made available to lower socio-economic groups because low income earners have the most to gain from using them.
The American Dietetic Association (ADA) has said that a food-based approach to receiving adequate fatty acid levels is recommended, but careful supplementation is a feasible alternative if dietary intake falls short.
Increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids from marine source,
eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), may
offer differing levels of protection against colorectal cancer,
suggests a new study.
Emulsification of omega-3 fatty acids may boost bioavailability of
nutritionally beneficial eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) by over 60 per cent, compared to
non-emulsified oil, suggests new research.
Men who eat one portion of salmon per week are 43 per cent less
likely to develop prostate cancer than men who eat no salmon, says
a study from Sweden that links the apparent benefits to the omega-3
content of the fish.
Industry giants are locked in a "fish oil arms race" to develop genetically modified crops that could challenge the supremacy of fish as the best source of omega-3 fatty acid, with both BASF and DuPont reporting progress in the field.
The founders of omega oil company Equazen have taken the next step
towards advancing research in the field of fatty acids with the
formation of Equateq, which will operate out of a newly-aquired oil
processing plant and research facility...
Martek Biosciences has refined its manufacturing process to produce
microalgae-derived DHA at 20 percent less cost and expects this to
have a knock-on effect on the cost of consumer products containing
Health officials should place greater emphasis on healthy fats,
including omega-3 fatty acids, to help reduce the high numbers of
people with heart disease in the UK, said a new report released
Fatty acids supplier Bioriginal Food & Science has fully
integrated its European business - the Netherlands-based Vegetable
Seed Products - as it moves to profit from the buoyant market for
healthy omega-3 and omega-6 oils.
Levels of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids in the diets of pregnant women
do not appear to have an important influence on the development of
wheezing and allergies in their children, according to UK
Scientists have succeeded for the first time in genetically
modifying an oilseed crop - linseed - to boost its levels of very
long chain poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), associated with a
raft of health-promoting properties, writes...
Walnut consumption lowers total cholesterol levels as well as LDL
or 'bad' cholesterol. This may be due to the walnuts rich source of
alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which can also improve vascular
function, aiding the prevention...