A meta-analysis of 41 studies has found that a high intake of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid (ALA) is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes, and specifically from diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
Consumption of chia seeds, rich in ALA, may increase blood levels of the long chain omega-3 EPA by 30% for postmenopausal women, says a new study from the Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina.
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED) has announced its second board expansion within a year with EPAX’s Baldur Hjaltason (pictured) moving from vice-chair to chair to replace Croda’s David Shannon, while DSM Nutritional Products’ Amanda Ruess...
The conversion of the plant-based omega-3 ALA to the long-chain EPA and DHA may be increased in vegans and vegetarians who do not eat fish, suggest results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC).
The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations'
(IADSA) has strengthened its global position with the welcoming of
the Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED) into its
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) has been
furthering its aim to build public and professional awareness
surrounding the fatty acids, rallying together an increasing amount
of support since its inception in 2006.
Valensa International has introduced a new proprietary
plant-sourced omega-3 - Tresalbio - derived from salvia
hispanica seed extract and designed as a vegetarian ingredient
source of the essential fatty acid.
Italian firm Labochim has introduced a new alpha-lipoic acid
(ALA)chemically combined with the vitamin-like substance
L-carnitine, which increases the antioxidant's solubility,
reports Dominique Patton.
Women who reported eating diets rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
had a lower risk of dying from heart disease and sudden cardiac
death than those whose diets are low in the plant-derived fatty
acid, researchers reported this week.
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...