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SPECIAL EDITION: OMEGA-3

Fish oil may help your genes to ward off inflammation

By Tim Cutcliffe

The role of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFAs) in inflammatory diseases involves a diverse and complex set of mechanisms, reports a recent study in Nutrition.

'How many people know that omega-3 is just chemical nomenclature?' asks Aker Biomarine chief scientist. ©iStock/DavidCarillet

Dispatches from HiE 2016 in Frankfurt

Is the term omega-3 specific enough?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The term omega-3 doesn’t really mean anything, says chief scientist for supplier Aker Biomarine. 

'overall, oxidation was not severe' ©iStock/Andrea Izzotti

Krill powder stability issues addressed: Study

By Lynda Searby

The long term stability of Rimfrost’s Pristine krill powder at room temperature has been confirmed in two studies, allaying concerns about krill’s viability as a supplement ingredient due to stability issues.

NMR test method could revolutionize verification of omega-3 oils

GOED EXCHANGE 2016

NMR test method could revolutionize verification of omega-3 oils

By Hank Schultz

Transparency in the supply chain rests on reliable tests to verify the provenance of ingredients, but proving beyond doubt where an oil came from has been a problem in the omega-3s space. A new test method being brought to market by the company OmegaVeritas...

Newsweek wrote “Omega-3 Supplements Are a Waste of Money.” Well, maybe low-dose versions are...

Omega-3s and cognition: dosage matters!

By Adam Ismail

Yet another study questioning omega-3 efficacy has been picked up by the mainstream press. Why finger the nutrient when the dosage is all wrong? argues Adam Ismail, executive director of the Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), in this...

Probiotic pair may improve lipid metabolism: Human data

Probiotic pair may improve lipid metabolism: Human data

By Stephen DANIELLS

Supplements containing Lactobacillus curvatus HY7601 and Lactobacillus plantarum KY1032 may reduce triglyceride levels, and improve other markers of heart health, says a new study from Korea.

Stepan's lipid nutrition business stumbles

Stepan's lipid nutrition business stumbles

By Hank Schultz

Stepan Co. had high hopes when it acquired a brace of branded lipid nutritional ingredients - Clarinol and Marinol - in 2011. But the company growth projections have been frustrated as several factors have conspired to drive down demand and revenues in...

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.

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