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Asia's 'huge potential' could create an extra $20bn of omega-3 sales

Asia will fuel the growth of the omega-3 sector in the coming years, with the executive director of trade organisation GOED predicting the region could contribute an additional $20bn in...

'Insufficient evidence' of a link between omega-3’s vascular and cognitive benefits

There is insufficient evidence that the cognitive benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are directly linked to its separate ability to help lower blood pressure, according to a review from the...

Cinnamon’s potential anti-obesity benefits underlined by new study

Cinnamon polyphenol can help tackle obesity and manage hyperglycaemia and hyperlipidaemia, a new study on rats which were fed a high-fat diet reveals.

Supplementation and dietary changes have 'limited effect' on chronic fatigue syndrome

Supplementation and other dietary modifications have a largely limited effect on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) symptoms, according to an Australian review.

Omega-3 supplement restrictions in Indonesia reversed after pressure from trade associations

Badan Pom (BPOM), The National Agency of Drug and Food Control of Indonesia, has revoked tough restrictions issued at the end of last year for omega-3 supplements.

GALLERY: The top 10 most-read nutrition and health stories from APAC in May

Here's a recap of our top 10 most read nutrition stories from May, featuring the latest on vitamin D, infant nutrition, natural health supplements and more.

OPINION: Why optimal omega-3 and omega-6 ratios in the diet could balance the scales

Today’s typical Western diet is well known for its imbalance between the intake of omega-6 to omega-3 oils. Not surprisingly, there is increasing interest in what this actually means for...

Imbalance of PUFAs potential therapeutic target for blood clot prevention

An ‘imbalance’ of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in the body could be a potential therapeutic target for preventing acute blood clots (venous thromboembolism), a study said.

Alibaba Group, Aker BioMarine and China Chamber of Commerce to feature at USCHPA's Shanghai summit

China's cross-border e-commerce will be the subject of a keynote speech delivered by Ali-Health's (Alibaba Group) international director Daniel Yiu at this year's US-China Health Products Association (USCHPA) summit.

Omega-3 outfit SeaDragon posts substantial loss, but insists sales outlook is strong

New Zealand fish oil firm SeaDragon has posted a net loss after tax of NZ$6,659,000 for the year to 31 March, its preliminary financial results reveal.

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VIDEO: Blackmores Institute head on supplements, safety and striving to boost pharmacist training

With sales of supplements growing across Asia Pacific, it's vital pharmacists increase their knowledge of the sector to improve the service they offer to consumers, claims the head of the...

Dynamic duo of vitamin E and omega-3 reduces cardiovascular injury caused by pollution

Supplementation with vitamin E and omega-3 proved to provide a potent combination against air pollution-induced cardiovascular injuries in rats.

BASF awards Newtrition grants for omega-3 and plant sterol research in Beijing

Five academic projects have been awarded Newtrition Asia research grants by BASF for their work addressing some of the major consumer health concerns in APAC.

Parkinson’s disease and diet: Nutritional intervention reveals 'clear therapeutic benefits'

A new study has demonstrated how dietary interventions with omega-3, prebiotics and other nutrients can help improve motor functions and cognition after the onset of Parkinson's disease in mice.

Omega-3 and perinatal depression: Nutritional strategies can help combat “under effective” treatment

The crucial role of omega-3 in helping to tackle pre and post-natal depression has been underlined by a new meta-analysis, which also found such cases of depression were associated with...

Omega-3 and cancer recovery: How supplementation helps reduce hospital stays after operations

Omega-3 supplementation boosts immunity and helps reduce inflammation among gastrointestinal cancer patients after surgery, new meta-analysis reports.

GALLERY: April's top 10 most-read Asia-Pacific nutrition stories

Here's a recap of our top 10 most-read nutrition stories from April, featuring the latest on vitamin D, probiotics, omega-3 and more.

New laser technology from New Zealand finds omega-3 supplements meet PUFA labelling claims

New omega-3 laser testing technology in New Zealand has showed that 11 widely-available supplements were in line with their label claims, “which should give consumers reassurance regarding the quality of...

Fish oil molecule ups brain and eye cell survival odds from stroke

A molecule made from omega-3 fish oil could help damaged brain and retina cells survive in the event of a stroke or other neurodegenerative and eye-blinding disorders, a study has...

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VIDEO: Cognitive health - the challenge to educate consumers as Asia's population rapidly ages

As Asia's population rapidly ages, opportunities abound for the cognitive health sector, but consumers need to be educated that supplements should be considered before old age.

DHA vs EPA: Which omega-3 is better for raising the Omega-3 Index?

High-doses of the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may boost the Omega-3 Index (O3I) more than EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), says a new study.

Insect nutrient battle: Asian crickets pack more essential fatty acids than European mealworm

There are more essential fatty acids in the lipids of two species of crickets and a grasshopper from Asia, compared with the yellow mealworm larvae, which is widely reared in...

Pregnancy and supplements: What every pharmacist and consumer needs to know – Blackmores Institute

Pharmacists in South East Asia need to play a pivotal role in guiding pregnant women to take the correct supplements and combat the widespread ‘misinformation’ that is available online.

Special edition: Omega-3s

Powerful PUFAs: The many health benefits of omega-3s

From heart health to better brain function, and from improved exercise recovery to lower PTSD severity, is there nothing omega-3 can’t do?

Probiotics and omega-3: Co-microencapsulation boosts bacteria survival and fatty acid retention

The co-microencapsulation of probiotic bacteria with omega-3 rich tuna oil improved its survival and intestinal adhering ability, and also helped to retain a higher proportion of omega-3 fatty acids in...