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Diabetes

Fish Oil Supplements Have No Effect On Type 2 Diabetes

Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on risk of Type 2 diabetes; according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Increased consumption of omega 3 fats is widely promote globally because of a common belief that it will protect against; or even reverse, conditions such as diabetes. But a systematic review commissioned…

Fish oil

Prescription Of Fish Oil By Heart Experts

“Heart experts reviews from 17 randomized, controlled clinical trials on high triglyceride levels, they concluded that treatment with 4 grams daily of any of the available fish oil prescription [omega-3 medications] is effective and can be used safely in conjunction with statin medicines that lower cholesterol,” Ann Skulas-Ray said in an AHA news release. She…

Triglycerides

Prescription Omega-3 Fatty Acid Medications Lower High Triglycerides

Prescription omega-3 fatty acid medication reduces triglycerides level by 20-30% among the majority of people; who require treatment for high triglyceride levels, according to a science advisory from the American Heart Association. “From our review of the evidence from 17 randomized, controlled clinical trials on high triglyceride levels; concluded that treatment with 4 grams daily…

Algal oil

New Standard Encourages Use Of Marine Algal Oil

The new standard aims to encourage salmon producers to incorporate the use of novel feed ingredients; like natural natural marine algal oil, it is no surprise that Veramaris strongly applauds Tesco’s move. Indeed now that Veramaris’ commercial scale algae production facility; in Nebraska is up and running, the company says that it is “ready to…

Fish oil

Fish Oil-Free Salmon Feed, Test By Mowi

Alpha Feed, Mowi and China-based Yuehai Feed Group; agreed to conduct trial on Fish oil-free Salmon Feed and wins the Fish oil-free challenge. The trial for the F3 Challenge winner, conducted in one of Mowi’s open environment research facilities; either in Norway or Scotland, and will include Mowi’s low; and zero fish-oil formulations containing the…

Microalgal enzymes

Biotechnological Applications Are Found In Microalgal Enzymes

This review aims to provide a summary of the current literature on microalgal enzymes; with potential biotechnological applications with a particular focus on enzymes involved in the production of high-value added lipids and biodiesel; healthcare applications, and bioremediation. Microalgae are photosynthetic unicellular organisms; that can be massively cultivated under controlled conditions in photobioreactors with relatively…

Heavy metals

Consumption Of Metals In Fish During Pregnancy Increases Risk For JIA

Consuming moderate amounts of heavy metals contained in fish during pregnancy; or early childhood may adversely impact the child’s immune system, potentially resulting in juvenile idiopathic arthritis; according to findings published in Pediatric Rheumatology. “The starting point of autoimmunity which leads to JIA and rheumatoid arthritis is still unknown,” Erik Kindgren, MD, of Linköping University…

Gut

Gut Throws Cells Overboard When Chemical Insults Build Up

A team of Duke researchers has discovered that cells lining the gut of zebrafish and probably humans too have a remarkable defense mechanism when faced with certain kinds of toxins: they hit the eject button. “The gut has the challenging job of handling all the chemicals; that we consume or produce, and some of those…

Physical function

Fish Oil Consumption Improves Strength, Physical Function In Older Adults

The primary aim of the present study was to determine the effects of daily fish oil (FO) supplementation rich; in n-3 during 12-weeks of programmed RT on handgrip strength, physical function measurements associated with an ability for functional independence; and BP in community-dwelling healthy older adults. It was hypothesized that programmed RT would improve all…

Anticancer

Sponge-Associated Fungus Aspergillus candidus: Anticancer Effects

Marine-derived fungi possess unique features not encountered in their terrestrial counterparts, and have been considered as a rich source of secondary metabolites with promising anticancer effects, representing unprecedented scaffolds for further drug design for specific modes of action. Marine-derived fungi commonly exist in association with other organisms, mostly sessile invertebrates, acting as endophytes. Recently, Buttachon…

Microalgae

Microalgae Tetraselmis Suecica Has Bactericidal Activity

Microalgae are ubiquitous unicellular eukaryotic photosynthetic organisms distributed in quite diverse and extreme environments. They are especially valuable due to their high content of compounds with different biological activities; including both complex organic compounds and primary and secondary metabolites; such as phytopigments (xanthophylls and carotenoids), polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs); phenolic substances, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), vitamins,…