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SPECIAL EDITION: OMEGA-3

Fish oil may help your genes to ward off inflammation

By Tim Cutcliffe

The role of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFAs) in inflammatory diseases involves a diverse and complex set of mechanisms, reports a recent study in Nutrition.

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Science boss: Omega-3s could get boost by aping pharma doses

By RJ Whitehead

It was has a huge challenge for Nils Hoem, Aker Biomarine’s chief scientists, to understand the specifics of nutraceuticals when he first arrived at the Norwegian krill oil manufacturer in 2008 after a career in pharmaceuticals.

Finding right omega 3 and 6 ratio is key to protecting cell membranes

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Finding right omega 3 and 6 ratio is key to protecting cell membranes

By Paul Benhaim, chief executive of Elixinol and Hemp Foods Australia

While many people are eager to rid themselves of as much fat as possible, there is still one part of the body really should contain a large quantity of it. Indeed, over 60% of the dry weight of the brain is made up of fats. 

Innovative high-dose omega-3 powders from new Indian company

Indian start-up enters omega-3 sector with high-dose powders

By Kacey Culliney

A year-old Indian venture company has isolated the two major fatty acid components of omega-3, DHA and EPA, and developed both into high purity powders; a potentially interesting innovation according to industry expert.

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