Posts In Category "News"

RESEARCH UPDATE: Removing trans fats from food supply resulted in fewer cardiovascular-related hospital admissions

17 Apr 2017 | Under Heart Health, News, Research, Trans Fat Index | Posted by | 0 Comments

RESEARCH UPDATE Today, we are updating a blog we wrote about the decline of trans fats in our food supply and the subsequent drop in blood levels of trans fats [see original blog post below]. What should follow this change in the food supply is a drop in cardiovascular disease… which is exactly what researchers […]

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Increasing Your Omega-3 Index: Part 2 – Supplements

4 Apr 2017 | Under News, Omega-3 Index, Research | Posted by | 0 Comments

In Part 2 of our series on increasing your Omega-3 Index, we tackle omega-3 supplements. Just as with food, your decisions regarding whether or which supplements to take is entirely based on what works for you. To paraphrase from our last blog, we believe that everyone has a different definition of what constitutes the “best way” […]

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Increasing Your Omega-3 Index – Part 1: Foods

16 Mar 2017 | Under News, Omega-3 Index, Research, Uncategorized | Posted by | 0 Comments

March is National Nutrition Month, so a natural topic for our blog is to cover the best dietary sources of omega-3s. We and others have shown that dietary intake of omega-3s EPA+DHA is the main driver of Omega-3 Index levels, both in observational and intervention studies (Block et al. 2008; Harris 2007). But, as with […]

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Research Update: Omega-3 Index is related to a longer life… again!

22 Feb 2017 | Under News, Omega-3 Index, Research | Posted by | 0 Comments

Another research study has confirmed that people with higher Omega-3 Index levels have a longer lifespan. In fact, 12 of 13 studies looking at this relationship have come to the same conclusion. Dr. Bill Harris, the President of OmegaQuant, co-authored this paper which looked at the Omega-3 Index levels of participants in the Women’s Health […]

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The Birth of the Omega-3 Index

8 Feb 2017 | Under Heart Health, News, Omega-3 Index | Posted by | 0 Comments

If you have searched the depths of our website, you will be able to find a publication list that provides ample evidence for the use of the Omega-3 Index as a marker of omega-3 intake and disease risk. However, you may not have had time to scour the scientific literature and we don’t blame you! […]

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Research Update: Increasing blood omega-3 levels in pregnant women reduces the child’s risk for asthma      

Increasing a pregnant woman’s blood omega-3 levels may reduce their child’s risk of developing asthma, according to a new study from Denmark. This evidence adds to the growing support for universal DHA supplementation of pregnant women. According to CDC asthma affects 8.6% of children under age 18 (6.3 million) and costs ~$56 billion in the […]

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Increasing blood omega-3 levels helps relieve arthritis symptoms in older dogs

14 Sep 2016 | Under News, Omega-3 Index, Research | Posted by | 0 Comments

We love our dogs. Seeing them in pain with arthritis at 7 or 8 years of age is as painful to us as it is to them. With years of life ahead of them, we want to help them continue to run, hike, walk, chase and jump up on the bed. Many people turn to […]

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A Global View of Omega-3 Index Levels

26 May 2016 | Under Heart Health, News, Omega-3 Index, Research | Posted by | 1 Comment

This new paper by Stark et al. attempted to estimate worldwide omega-3 status by extrapolation from published data derived from multiple sample types. Different studies have used different specimens (plasma, serum, whole blood, red blood cells, etc) and/or measured different fatty acids (e.g., EPA+DHA+DPA) to define “omega-3 status.” This makes combining and comparing data from […]

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New Research: RBC Fatty Acids Predict Development of Type 2 Diabetes in a Large Cohort Study

18 Apr 2016 | Under News, Research | Posted by | 0 Comments

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a growing concern as more people are getting diagnosed each year. According to the CDC, 86 million American adults (~1 in 3) have prediabetes, and 9 out of 10 do not know it. 15-30% of those with prediabetes will develop T2D within 5 years. Patients with prediabetes can reduce their risk […]

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Congrats to Dr. Bill!

12 Apr 2016 | Under Heart Health, News, Omega-3 Index, Research | Posted by | 0 Comments

Dr. Bill Harris, the founder, president and CEO of OmegaQuant, was recognized earlier this year for his work in establishing the Omega-3 Index as a potential biomarker for cardiovascular disease risk. He received an Achievement Award from the Global Organization of EPA and DHA Omega-3s, or GOED. GOED is an association of manufacturers, marketers and […]

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