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2 hrs ago | Lipids in Health and Disease

Postprandial enrichment of triacylglycerol-rich lipoproteins with...

We have previously demonstrated that carrying the apolipoprotein E epsilon 4 genotype disrupts omega-3 fatty acids metabolism. Here we hypothesise that the postprandial clearance of n - 3 PUFA from the circulation is faster in E4+ compared to non-carriers .


Related Topix: Supplement, DHA, Fasting, Health

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Amarin Reaffirms Its Mission to Improve Patient Care With Commitment...

Amarin Corporation plc , a biopharmaceutical company focused on the commercialization and development of therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health, announced today its continued commitment to completing the ongoing REDUCE-IT cardiovascular outcomes study. This multinational, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study is the first prospective cardiovascular outcomes study of any drug in a population of patients who, despite stable statin therapy, have elevated triglyceride levels.


Related Topix: Biotech, Amarin, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Supplement, Healthcare Law, Law, Life, Food, Dieting, Food and Drug Administration

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Pivotal Therapeutics Grants Incentive Stock Options

Options to acquire a total of 1,000,000 common shares of the Company were granted in accordance with the provisions of the Company's 2011 stock option plan approved by shareholders on Pivotal Therapeutics is a publicly traded , specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on cardiovascular disease and overall health. Pivotal Therapeutics' lead product VASCAZENA is a prescription only medical food formulated to meet the dietary Omega-3 deficient needs of patients with cardiovascular disease through elevating Eicosapentaenoic acid and Docosahexaenoic acid to levels associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular complications.


Related Topix: Supplement, DHA, Environmental Law, Law

Thu Sep 11, 2014


GOED confident of success with omega-3 - blood pressure health claim

A health claim petition filed by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s with the US Food and Drug Administration has been opened for public comment. Harry Rice, PhD, VP of regulatory & scientific affairs, for GOED, told us that he is confident a qualified health claim will be allowed.


Related Topix: Supplement, DHA, Food and Drug Administration, Heart Disease, Health

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Pivotal Announces Publication of a Clinical Trial Showing Beneficial...

The publication titled, "Efficacy of a unique omega-3 formulation on the correction of nutritional deficiency and its effects on cardiovascular disease risk factors in a randomized controlled VASCAZENA -REVEAL Trial," was authored by , and is now available in the peer-reviewed journal titled Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry with open public access at . Of the 655 patients screened 89% were Omega-3 deficient.


Related Topix: Biochemistry, Biology, Science, Supplement, DHA, Environmental Law, Law

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Guardian

Seeing the broader picture

Question: I feel overwhelmed with all that is wrong with my health. I am overweight, my skin is bad, my digestion is all messed up and I catch whatever is going around.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Naturopathy, 5-HTP, Thyroid (generic), Armour Thyroid, Nutrition

Mon Sep 08, 2014


Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. Appoints Accomplished Healthcare And...

Mr. Gowd succeeds leading healthcare equity research analysts and investment bankers, Mr. Gowd has an accomplished history of operations, finance, sales and marketing, business development and general management success within the pharmaceuticals and life sciences industries. He joins Pivotal from a leading Canadian investment bank, where he served as a Managing Director in the firm's healthcare investment banking unit.


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Food Technology

'Intriguing': Fish oil supplements linked to improved exercise economy

Daily supplements of an EPA-rich fish oil may boost exercise economy, a predictor of endurance exercise performance, says a new study from Japan. A daily fish oil dose of 3.6 grams for eight weeks was associated with increases in EPA and DHA levels in red blood cells and decreases in oxygen uptake during steady-state submaximal exercise, according to findings published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry .


Related Topix: Supplement, Fish Oil, DHA, Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Food

Sat Sep 06, 2014

American Baby

Irwin Naturals Vitamins

An Excellent Source of DHA & EPA For Kids of All Ages Super Citrus Soft Chews Sweetened with Agave** Gluten Free Health profession als and nutritionists recognize the importance of Omega-3 fatty acids for overall health and well-being.* Research shows that Omega-3s are essential for the healthy structure and function of every cell membrane in the body. For this reason, dietary Omega-3 consumption is increasingly recommended for all infants, children and adolescents.


Related Topix: Supplement, DHA, Family, Kids, Life, Food, Nutrition

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Media Research Center

Consumer Reports' Fishy Advice to Pregnant Woman: Skip the Tuna

Consumer Reports admits that fish are a high-protein food that provide "important fuel for your baby's brain development," but the magazine is upset by the Food and Drug Administration's latest advice on fish consumption. In CR's October 2014 edition of the magazine rebuked the FDA for not telling pregnant women to avoid all tuna even though tuna, especially canned tuna, is one of the low-cost sources of heart-healthy fish that is important for adults and children.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Supplement, Life, Food, Seafood

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Canada NewsWire

Unique Vasoprotective and Antihypertensive Effects of VASCAZEN 's...

The vasoprotective and antihypertensive effects of VASCAZENA is mediated by an improvement of both the nitric oxide and the EDH-mediated relaxations as well as a reduction of endothelium-dependent contractile response.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology, Supplement, DHA, Environmental Law, Law


'Fish and algal oil are practical sources of DHA, but it's...

Supplements containing omega-3-rich algal oil were more effective at boosting DHA levels in omnivores than fish oil supplements, says a new open-label randomized pilot study with 31 healthy adults.


Related Topix: Supplement, DHA, Fish Oil, Life, Food, Vegetarian, Vegan, Nutrition

SeeThruEquity Initiates Research Coverage on Matinas BioPharma...

New York, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 3, 2014 / SeeThruEquity, a leading independent equity research and corporate access firm focused on smallcap and microcap public companies, today announced that it has initiated coverage on Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. , a development stage biopharmaceutical company, founded in 2011, with a focus on ... (more)


Related Topix: Supplement, Environmental Law, Law, DHA, Healthcare Law

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Association of red blood cell n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids with...

E-mail: We examined the prevalence of elevated plasma high-sensitivity C-reactive protein concentrations and associations with red blood cell long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the James Bay Cree population from the province of Quebec .


Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Sys-Con Media

2013 Young Biotechnologist of the Year Dr. Hywel Griffiths (PhD) Is Appointed VP R&D

He will also be a member of the Management and Scientific Committees. With a degree and PhD in molecular microbiology from the University of Cambridge, Hywel Griffiths was previously Chief Scientific Officer for Photonz Corporation, a New Zealand biotechnology company specializing in the production of EPA from microalgae.


Sun Aug 31, 2014

Lipids in Health and Disease

Relative abundance of short chain and polyunsaturated fatty acids in...

Fatty acids are essential dietary nutrients, and one of their important roles is providing polyunsaturated fatty acids for the growth and function of nervous tissue.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Supplement, DHA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

New DHA Omega-3 Benefits Discovered By Scientists

Scientific studies have uncovered new information that DHA provides more health benefits beyond brain, eyes and heart than originally thought Austin, Texas / ACCESSWIRE / August 29th, 2014 / Many clinical studies have confirmed the health benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, mainly DHA and EPA.


Related Topix: Supplement, DHA, Austin, TX, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Oregon State University

Thu Aug 28, 2014


DSM to increase omega-3s capacity in light of dietary reference intake review

The move by Canadian and US health authorities to look at the establishment of a dietary reference intake for omega-3s will be a boon both for public health and the health of the market for these important nutrients, omega-3s supplier DSM says.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, Supplement, DHA


Low dose omega-3s and sterols effective for triglyceride and cholesterol reductions: Unilever study

A combination of low dose omega-3s and plant sterols can effectively reduce both cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with elevated cholesterol levels, says a new study that should allay fears over omega-3s negating the effects of sterols.


Related Topix: Unibail, Real Estate, Supplement, DHA, Fish Oil

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Pivotal Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter Financial Results

"While not yet reflected in our financial results, we believe that we are on the right track, with a stronger focus now being placed on identifying and targeting healthcare practitioners that have already recognized the benefits of addressing Omega-3 deficiency in their CVD patients through the utilization of a medical food like VASCAZENA that ... (more)


Related Topix: Marketing, Supplement, DHA, Environmental Law, Law