Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Functional foodstuffs: The challenge of omega-3 in finished products

Functional foodstuffs: The challenge of omega-3 in finished products

By Nathan Gray in Frankfurt

The challenge of getting beneficial omega-3 fatty acids into finished products is a big one for the food ingredients and manufacturing industry. But how can suppliers and manufacturers work to get these ingredients into a wider range of products?

Special focus: Omega-3s for heart health

Special focus: Omega-3s for heart health

Tuesday’s meta-analysis in JAMA concluding that omega-3s may not benefit heart health has been widely disputed by industry experts. In this special focus, NutraIngredients-USA revisits our recent coverage of other omega-3 meta-analyses that found significant...

“Consumers should not be swayed by these results” - CRN's Duffy MacKay, ND.

‘Flawed’ omega-3 meta-analysis harms public health: GOED

By Stephen DANIELLS

A new meta-analysis that questioned the heart health benefits of omega-3s is ‘flawed’ and could deter consumers from taking fatty acid supplements and could be harmful to public health, says omega-3 trade association GOED.

The A to omega-3 of oral health nutrients

Special edition: Oral health

The A to omega-3 of oral health nutrients

By Stephen Daniells

Oral health is much more than just calcium and vitamin D for healthy teeth, and vitamin C for healthy gums. A number of nutraceutical compounds are emerging with potential benefits for the oral cavity, from omega-3s to EGCG from green tea. But how much...

Omega-3’s anti-inflammatory potential shows in overweight people

Omega-3’s anti-inflammatory potential shows in overweight people

By Stephen DANIELLS

Supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce levels of certain inflammatory markers by 10%, says a new study that claims to be the first to show omega-3 supplementation may alter inflammatory markers in overweight but otherwise healthy people.

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