News tagged with omega fatty acids

Riding a food fad to an opportunity

Until a couple years ago, Shaun Paul's knowledge of chia was limited to the kitschy terracotta Chia Pet figurines. But recently, chia seeds, promoted as a nutritional powerhouse, have earned a growing consumer ...

Nov 18, 2014
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Diet affects sperm competitiveness

It's well known that omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFA) can help to prevent heart disease but new research has found that these essential fatty acids can also increase the chance ...

Sep 24, 2014
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Omega-6 key to female lamb conception

New research has shown farmers may be able to determine the sex ratios of lambs by raising omega-6 fatty acids in the diets of breeding stock, a discovery that could have major benefits for industry.

Aug 15, 2013
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Method developed for adding omega-3 fatty acids to foods

The omega-3 fatty acids contained in fatty salt-water fish are an important component of a healthy diet in humans. Despite being aware of this fact, Germans still do not eat enough fish. Now Fraunhofer researchers have developed ...

May 15, 2013
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Farm-raised salmon retains healthy omega-3s when baked

Nearly 85 percent of seafood enjoyed by U.S. consumers is imported, and almost half of that is farm raised through a process called "aquaculture," according to the National Aquaculture Association, based ...

May 14, 2013
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An animal to feed your eco-car

Researchers at the University of Bergen and Uni Research have found that a certain type of tunicate - ascidiacea - can be used as a renewable source of biofuel and fish food. This is particularly good news ...

Mar 25, 2013
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Fish feed for sustainable aquaculture

Norwegian researchers have been leading an international effort to make aquaculture more sustainable. In 10 years they have revolutionised fish feed.

Nov 26, 2012
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Researcher sees marine nutraceuticals as growth industry

The marine nutraceutical industry is booming in Europe and Asia, and it has taken off in recent years in Canada as well. While the industry is still in its infancy in the United States, University of Rhode Island researcher ...

Mar 13, 2012
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