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Dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids may help reducing excessive aggression in children and youth, says a new meta-analysis of 22 studies, including 16 were randomized controlled trials.
Improving a mother-to-be’s ratio of omega-3s to omega-6s may boost birth weight of the infant and increase the duration of pregnancy, says a new study.
Cardiac surgery patients given omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) beforehand found their hospital stay reduced by up to 2.4 days, an analysis has suggested.
People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may benefits from daily omega-3 supplements, says a new study from Japan.
Increased serum levels of the long chain omega-3s EPA, DPA, and DHA are associated with better performance on neuropsychological tests in older men and women, says a new study.
Omega-3 content is a neglected issue when formulating products to combat severe acute malnutrition in children, say international researchers.
Teenagers with higher blood levels of omega-3s may have better information processing speeds, compared with those with lower levels, says a new study.
Omega-3 supplements may significantly reduce levels of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), a protein linked to LDL cholesterol production, says a new study.
Feeding infants an omega-3-supplemented formula led to longer and heavier children, compared to a control formula, says a study funded by Mead Johnson Nutrition and the National Institutes of Health.
Maternal deprivation of essential omega-3 fatty acids has a significant impact on the development of the brain, in particular dendrite maturation and synaptic connectivity, say researchers.
Supplementation with DHA omega-3 in lactating women increases breast milk levels of the essential fatty acid, and could help infants achieve a better omega 3:6 ratio, finds new research from Abbot Nutrition.
Skin hydrating sea buckthorn oil supplements may also combat vaginal dryness, according to research commissioned by Finnish firm Aromtech.
A combination of omega-3s and antioxidants may significantly reduce dry eye symptoms, including ‘scratchy’ eyes, eye redness, and blurry vision, according to a new study.
A new review that questions the safety of excessive doses of omega-3 fatty acids has been slammed by GOED for relying on animal data and ignoring extensive safety reports from around the world.
There is a clear connection between the intake of omega-3 fatty acids and declines in ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) symptoms in rats, according to new research.
Supplementation with omega-3 and omega-6 could help to boost eye health for people who suffer with dry eye, according to new RCT data.
A high intake of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids from foods and supplements could increase the risk the risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer by 71%, a new study has found.
Increasing intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) could cut the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 14%, according to a meta-analysis of 26 clinical studies.
Supplementing children's diets with fish oil is one of several effective ways to raise a young child’s IQ levels, according to a new report.
Daily supplements of coenzyme Q10 and omega-3 may offer potential prostate benefits by reducing levels of a PSA, linked to prostate cancer risk, says a new study.
Increasing the levels of omega-3 fatty acids could help to battle postpartum depression, according to a new review.
Canadian lipid specialist Bioriginal has inked a deal with Olympic Seafood to distribute the Norwegian firm’s krill offerings.
Higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in membranes of red blood cells (erythrocytes) is associated with better mental function in older people recovering from depression, suggests new research.
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.
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.
Omega-3 boosts insulin resistance markers, suggests study
Increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids may help to improve important markers insulin resistance, which may lead to diabetes, says new research.
Lamb meat may boost fat profile of baby food: Study
The fatty acid profiles of commercial baby food could be enhanced by using meat from suckling lambs, according to new research.
Omega-3 mood mechanism mooted
A potential mechanism for the effects of omega-3 on mood have been suggested by a new study published in Nature Neuroscience.
Canola rapeseed oil may reduce heart disease risk: Study
High blood levels of a compound called fibrinogen may be due to a lack of omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid in the diet, and rapeseed oil fat replacement may rectify the problem, according to new research.
Martek agrees sale of most of Winchester plant
Martek Biosciences is to sell off the majority of its manufacturing plant in Winchester to animal health company Alltech as part of a restructuring plan, but will retain some R&D and limited production capacity at the site.
Insufficient ALA could be linked to obesity trend
A new study suggests that a deficiency in alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) coupled with a chronic excess of linoleic acid (omega-6) could lead to ‘inherited obesity’.
Omega-3 DHA may boost male fertility: For mice at least
Supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may reverse abnormalities in sperm associated with infertility, suggests a new study with mice.
Omega-3, vitamins, minerals may reduce aggressive behaviour
Supplements of omega-3s, vitamins and minerals for prisoners may reduce the number of violent and aggressive episodes in prisoners, according to a new study from The Netherlands.
Omega-3 may reduce risk of dental disease: Study
Increased levels of omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may decrease the risk of dental diseases, suggests a new study from Japan.
Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing age-related blindness by 30 per cent, says a new study from the US National Eye Institute.
A combination of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E may lead to speech improvements in autistic children with verbal disorders, suggests a new study.
More omega-3, less omega-6 for colorectal protection
Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids, and decreasing intakes of omega-6, could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, suggests a new study from China.
Boost DHA intake for premature babies, say researchers
Damage that can occur in the first four weeks of a premature baby’s life can be significantly reduced if DHA levels are increased, researchers have found.
Martek’s space award takes firm back to NASA origins
Martek Biosciences, the leading algae-sourced omega-3 producer, last week had its supplement product inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame, in recognition of the nutritional benefit that has grown out of early NASA work.
Maternal AA consumption boosts omega-6 in breast milk: Study
Supplements of the omega-6 fatty acid arachidonic acid (AA) boosted the AA content in the breast milk of lactating mothers, according to a new study from the Netherlands.
Martek responds to rejected omega-3 health claim
Martek Biosciences Corporation is disappointed but not devastated by the European Food Safety Authority’s rejection of its article 14 DHA/ARA infant nutrition health claim.
Anti-cancer support for omega-3
Omega-3 could help cut down colorectal cancer, if a new study in
mice can be translated to humans.
Omega-3 and vitamin D linked to better eye health
Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids and omega-3 rich fish could
slash the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
by 40 per cent, says a new study.
Zymes solubilizes omega-3 using Ubisol-Aqua
Bioscience company Zymes says it has successfully solubilized
omega-3 fatty acids by reducing them to a nano-scale, making the
essential fatty acids more bioavailable and opening up more uses in
Bioriginal makes fish oils chewable
Canadian essential fatty acid supplier, Bioriginal, is introducing
a new range of chewable flavored softgels based on market research
it said points to consumers' preference for such formats.
Bioriginal targets skin health with BioAsteri
Canadian essential fatty acid supplier Bioriginal is riding the
nutricosmetics wave and has announced the launch of a range of
nutricosmetics containing its proprietary BioAsteri lignans for
More support omega-3 may protect against colorectal cancer
A diet rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) could
reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 85 per cent, suggests a new
study from Japan.
Industry should engage in behaviour and nutrition research
More research is urgently needed into the effects of better
nutrition on behaviour, and the government and food industry should
be more involved, said experts at last week's Healthy Foods Summit
FSA reviews foods for brain power and behaviour
The UK's Food Standards Agency is conducting a review of foods and
supplements that have been reported to help improve children's
performance and behaviour in school. If its findings are positive,
it could prove a further...