Posts tagged with ‘omega 3’

  • Martek Applies for Novel Food Approval for New DHA and EPA Rich Algal Oil

    Martek Biosciences Corporation has applied to the UK Food Standards Agency for approval to market algal oil that is produced from Schizochytrium microalgae, as a novel food ingredient. A novel food is a food or food ingredient that does not have a significant history of consumption within the European Union before 15 May 1997. Martek has previously gained approval to […]
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  • 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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  • Seafood byproduct research in Alaska in possible jeopardy

    Seafood byproduct research at the Fisheries Industrial Technology Center (FITC) on Kodiak’s Near Island could be in trouble if President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year comes to fruition. The proposal would eliminate funding for the federal agricultural research station in Alaska, and calls for a cut of $42 million to the Agriculture Research Service, a branch […]
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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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  • Krill Oil shown to aid fat metabolism better than fish oil in recent study

    In a recent Italian study (J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr. 2011 Feb 25. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2011.01135.x), Krill oil inhibited liver fat production and reduced levels of triglycerides and cholesterol more than fish oil. Rats fed a diet enriched with krill oil experienced more pronounced inhibition of hepatic lipogenesis than rats fed fish oil, at least at short feeding times, and the researchers […]
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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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  • Blue Bio Open Innovation consolidates marine biotech competence in the Scandinavian marine sector

    The first cross-border project in Scandinavia aimed at consolidating competence in the marine sector is launched and the industry-oriented group Nofima is starting to use salmon genes to yield more Omega-3. Blue Bio Open Innovation is the first cross-border project in Scandinavia aimed at consolidating competence in the marine sector and increasing R&D-based value creation. The partners include Gøteborg University […]
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  • New Marine Drugs Issue Available

    MDPI AG Announces the new issue of Marine Drugs is now avaiable. Mar. Drugs, Volume 9, Issue 2 (February 2011), Pages 154-293 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/9/2/ Table of Contents:   Dexin Kong, Takao Yamori, Motomasa Kobayashi and Hongquan Duan Article: Antiproliferative and Antiangiogenic Activities of Smenospongine, a Marine Sponge Sesquiterpene Aminoquinone Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(2), 154-161; doi:10.3390/md9020154 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/9/2/154   Xiang-Rong Tian, Hai-Feng Tang, […]
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  • Superba Krill Oil Deemed Safe for Foods

    Aker BioMarine Antarctic announces today that Superba™ Krill Oil has been determined to be safe for use as a human food ingredient by an independent panel of recognized experts. The panel conducted a critical review of extensive safety, toxicology and clinical research data obtained from animal and human testing, based on scientific procedures and safety assessment criteria established by the […]
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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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