A heart-healthy lifestyle should start early in life. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation can help.
The study was specifically conducted with children in Northern Ghana, where people have poor access to foods rich in omega-3s DHA and EPA.
In the study, mice that were fed a high-protein, high-omega-3, low-carbohydrate diet exhibited lower blood glucose levels, including in induced type 1 diabetes, hormone-induced hyperglycemia, and diet-induced metabolic syndrome.
A review of existing studies indicates that omega-3s may help to reduce hot flashes and depressive symptoms that occur during menopause, but researchers say further research is needed.
In the analysis, increased intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and fish was shown to exert a possible protective effect against anxiety.
In their main analysis, researchers found no significant cognitive benefits in Norwegian preschool students fed a fatty fish lunch versus a non-fish meat lunch for 16 weeks; however, they detected slight benefits in a sub-analysis adjusted for dietary compliance.
In a move sparked by a Greenpeace action campaign, Antarctic krill fisheries have agreed to cease fishing in sensitive areas of the Antarctic Ocean.
In the pilot study, MaxSimil increased omega-3 red blood cell levels, moderated the ratio of arachidonic acid (AA) to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and reduced key inflammatory biomarkers in subjects with cystic fibrosis.
The line is based on the company’s flagship, EPA-rich algae ingredient, Almega PL.
Nutritional Outlook recently spoke with Ellen Schutt, GOED’s new executive director, about how, under her leadership, the organization plans to identify market opportunities to move the omega-3 category forward.