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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.
James Hutton Limited’s annual Fatty Acids and Lipids course took place last week at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee. Nine delegates came from businesses including Friesland Campina, New Holland Extraction, Imperial Oil, BASF, University of Reading and from as far away as TASA in Peru.
The team at Mylnefield Lipid Analysis will be very sorry to lose Senior Analyst, Sheena, when she retires at the end of March, but we wish her all the very best for an exciting future!