Posts tagged with ‘EPA’

  • Eskimo study supports omega-3 for heart health

    High intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to new findings from a study with Alaskan Eskimos. Yup’ik Eskimos, the most famous indigenous people of the US’ 49th State, have similar obesity rates to the lower 48 states, but the incidence of type-2 diabetes is only 3.3 […]
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  • New Study Shows Omega 3s Are Crucial in the Prevention of AMD in Women

    A new study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology suggests that regular consumption of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega 3s and fish could significantly decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and may be of benefit in the primary prevention of AMD. Researchers conducted the study among 38,022 females enrolled in the Women’s Health Study, who […]
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  • Calamari-derived omega-3 achieves European Novel Foods Approval

    The European Union has recently approved for commercialization Pharma Marine’s Calamarine line of responsibly sourced, high docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Omega-3 ingredients. Derived from the byproducts of food-grade calamari (Cephalopoda), Calamarine Omega-3 oils offer a high quality alternative to potentially overexploited fish species often used in the manufacture of high DHA Omega-3 products. On behalf of the European Food Safety Authority, […]
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  • Omega-3 structure may affect bioavailability, according to new study

    The study, published in the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, suggests that omega-3 concentrates – such as triacylglycerides – have much better bioavailability than purified fish oil. The team of Spanish researchers said that the study contributes to knowledge on the intestinal lipolysis of omega-3 sources, which can be found in many commercial forms, from purified fish oil […]
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  • Nordic Naturals introduces Daily Omega line of fish oil supplements

    Nordic Naturals introduces Daily Omega™, a line of three products that offers a simple solution for consumers concerned about what type of product to take on a regular basis to address their need for omega-3 essential fatty acids. According to Corinna Bellizzi, Retail Division Sales Manager, “Consumers have a large variety of products to choose from when it comes to […]
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  • Ocean Nutrition Canada announces strategic alliance with Wilmar International / Singapore

    Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), the world’s largest Omega-3 EPA/DHA solutions provider, and supplier of MEG-3® brand Omega-3 EPA/DHA (eicosapentaenoic acid/docosahexaenoic acid) ingredients, announced that it has entered into an exclusive long term strategic agreement with Wilmar International Limited (Wilmar), based in Singapore. Wilmar is Asia’s leading agribusiness, and a global leader in Omega-3 foods. The collaboration between these two […]
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  • Dr. Sears supports the research showing EPA is the value driver in fish oil

    The October issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association published an article looking at the dietary supplementation with a fish oil supplement exceptionally high in DHA and very low in EPA. Unfortunately, the results were the opposite of the prevailing thoughts. In fact, the researchers found no cognitive benefits for either the mother or child. This calls into […]
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  • French omega-3 firm buys Canadian researcher

    French-based Polaris has purchased Canadian start-up Ocean Nutrasciences, for an undisclosed sum. Polaris has been working in the nutritional lipid area for about 15 years and said the acquisition provided it with added innovation potential in marine ingredients for use in, “nutraceutics, food and cosmetics”. In particular, Ocean Nutrasciences has done a lot of work taking extracts from Northern shrimp which […]
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