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Claire Traynor is Head of Mylnefield Lipid Analysis. She was the first Analytical Chemist employed at the laboratory in 1995 and is celebrating 25 years today! Find out what Claire has to say.
This month, The Mayo Clinic Proceedings, published the most up to date meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials looking specifically at Omega-3 supplementation as opposed to including dietary advice or increased fish consumption. The results from 40 clinical trials, in total 135,000 subjects, show a clear benefit from increased EPA and DHA intake in terms of myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease events and mortality.
A comprehensive new database from Michigan State University, references the 450 plant fatty acids and will be a valuable data source for those seeking to identify sources of novel fatty acids or novel sources of known fatty acids
The International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) has released a statement, summarising factors that influence Omega-3 levels in humans.