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Curating articles on #food, #nutrition, #health including related topics such as #malnutrition #obesity #diabetes #foodlabeling #stunting #supplements. #biofortified, #omega-3s. Senior editor/curator - Margaret Carroll Boardman Ph.D.
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US children’s supplement use is ‘moderate and appropriate’, says new survey

US children’s supplement use is ‘moderate and appropriate’, says new survey | Nutrition & Health | Scoop.it

26 July 2013, Stephen Daniells, NutraIngredients USA -- "The use of dietary supplements by an estimate 2.9 million US children is ‘moderate and appropriate’, according to a new survey."

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Cited study is "Complementary Therapies in Medicine" - http://www.journals.elsevier.com/complementary-therapies-in-medicine/

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GMO ingredients can form part of Omega-3 supply picture, GOED chief says

GMO ingredients can form part of Omega-3 supply picture, GOED chief says | Nutrition & Health | Scoop.it

20 May 2013, FoodNavigator -- "Genetic modification of oil seed crops will form an important part of the future omega-3s supply picture, according to Adam Ismail, executive director of the Global Organization of EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED)." ...

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embedded video in this article - a NutraIngredient interview with Adam Ishmail, head of GOED at VitaFood 2013 Geneva Conference.  Ishmail notes that the supply of marine sources of Omega-3s is set.  This will not produce enough to met nutritional recommendations for a growing global population.  He explains how companies are now researching other sources including algae, yeast, and gene-engineering plants to produce omega-3s.

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Farmed Salmon Raises Blood Levels of Omega-3s

Farmed Salmon Raises Blood Levels of Omega-3s | Nutrition & Health | Scoop.it

5 June 2012, USDA Press Release -- People who eat farm-raised salmon can increase their intake of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids to levels that may help reduce their risk of heart disease, according to studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.

 

The studies by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) nutritionist Susan Raatz and physiologist Matthew Picklo address concerns about whether farm-raised salmon have less available omega-3s than salmon caught in the wild. The scientists work at the ARSGrand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks, N.D. ARS is USDA's principal intramural scientific research agency.

 

Two omega-3 fatty acids—EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)—are abundant in oily fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, and herring. Consuming 250 milligrams daily of EPA and DHA—the amount in a 3-ounce farmed salmon fillet—has been associated with reduced heart disease risk.

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Fish Oil Market is Expected to Reach USD 1.7 Billion Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research

21 May 2013, PRNewsWire -- "According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Fish Oil Market for Aquaculture, Direct Human Consumption, Hydrogenation and Industrial Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global market for fish oil was valued at US$1.1 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach US$1.7 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.05% from 2012 to 2018. In terms of volume, the demand for fish oil was 1,035 kilo tons in 2011 and is expected to reach 1,130 kilo tons in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 1.22% from 2012 to 2018.

 

The demand for fish oil is expected to increase owing to the increased demand for omega 3 ingredients. Fish oil is the primary source of omega 3 and with the growing awareness of omega 3 and its benefits; consumers are increasing their intake of omega 3 as part of regular diet. However, the reduced or static production levels of fish oil acts as a major inhibitor for the growth of the market. This situation is expected to escalate due to the uneven frequency of El Nino, which further reduces the overall fishing volumes."

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Browse the full report at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/fish-oil.html

 
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