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Americas: Omega-3 intake lowers CHD risk

EPA and DHA omega-3s reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), according to results of a meta-analysis published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings...

Americas: Eating butter may not be fatal, find researchers

Butter consumption was only weakly associated with total mortality, not associated with cardiovascular disease, and slightly inversely associated (protective) with diabetes, according to a...

Americas: Study finds link between fatty acid and longevity

The fatty acid linoleic acid (Omega 6) in subcutaneous adipose tissue was linked to lower mortality among older men followed over a 15-year period,...

Americas: Nut milk producer gets US$18M of funds for expansion

US-based artisanal nut milk cheeses and yoghurt Kite Hill has closed an US$18 million fundraising round with lead investment from 301 INC, General Mills’...

World: F&B companies to phase out trans fat

Members of the International Food & Beverage Alliance (IFBA) have commitment to phase out industrially produced trans fatty acids (TFAs) in their products globally. They...

Americas: ADM adds DHA algal oil to omega-3 range

Onavita DHA algal oil is the newest addition to ADM's Omega-3 product line, which also includes Onavita ALA from non-GMO flaxseed oil. Omega-3s are...

Europe: Fish oil could save €13B a year in EU healthcare costs, finds study

More widespread regular consumption of Omega 3 supplements could save healthcare systems and providers in the EU a total of €12.9 billion (US$14.72 billion)...

Asia Pacific: Australia to see food with low-THC hemp seeds?

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on whether to permit the sale of food derived from the seeds of low-THC...

Americas: Nuts may have inflammatory effects on humans

In a study of more than 5,000 people, investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital have found that greater intake of nuts was associated with...

Asia Pacific: Omega Health launches health products in China

Australia's Omega Health has launched its lead products in the China high-quality dietary supplements market. Omega algae and fish oil products are 100% grown,...

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