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Lacking one nutrient is ‘worse for you than smoking’ – but 8p pill can help

Mirror, May 31, 2024

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BMJ Study: Fish Oil May Risk Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke in Healthy People, but Slow Progression of CVD in Others

Nutraceuticals World, May 29, 2024

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Recent review makes the case for testing omega-3 fatty acid levels in humans

Nutritional Outlook, May 23, 2024

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Dr Bill Harris, PhD | Omega-3 – Healthspan’s Best Friend

Degrees of Health, May 7, 2024

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Want to avoid Alzheimer’s? What the experts do themselves to slash their risk of getting the memory-robbing disorder…

Daily Mail, May 1, 2024

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Biggest change in omega-3 levels key to heart protection: long-term study

Natural Products Insider, Apr 26, 2024

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Higher omega-3 levels linked to reduced risk of death

NutraIngredients USA, Apr 22, 2024

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The future of cardiometabolic health is personalization

Nutritional Outlook, Apr 19, 2024

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Omega-3 levels linked to prevalence of frailty in older adults

NutraIngredients, Apr 2, 2024

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High DHA levels cut mortality risk by 21%, study shows

Natural Products Insider, Mar 27, 2024

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Is Seafood Good for Your Brain?

U.S News, Mar 21, 2024

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Higher omega-3 status linked to reduced risk of long-term cardiac events

NutraIngredients USA, Mar 11, 2024

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Recent study points to the importance of omega-3 index targets in reducing the risk of negative cardiovascular health outcomes

Nutritional Outlook, Mar 7, 2024

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Unlocking the Benefits of Omega-3 with Dr. William S. Harris

Optimal DX, Feb 14, 2024

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Vitamins Your Body Really Needs To Get Every Day

Health Digest, Feb 1, 2021

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Study links higher omega-3 levels to decreased stroke risk

Nutraingredients USA, Feb 12, 2024

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The evolution of omega-3s: From heart to brain health

Nutraingredients USA, Feb 9, 2024

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Research Says This Supplement Can Increase Muscle Strength & Omega-3s

MBG Health, Feb 5, 2024

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The Mind-Blowing Science of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Heart Health, Brain Health and Longevity with Dr. Bill Harris

Dhru Purohit Podcast, Jan 4, 2024

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Examining Protective Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Pulmonary Fibrosis

Drug Topics, Jan 2, 2024

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OmegaQuant Receives Grant to Study Fatty Acids to Predict Dementia

Nutraceuticals World, Dec 14, 2023

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The Lowdown on Omega-3 for Brain & Body

Patrick Holford: Simple Wisdom for a Healthy Life, Dec 8, 2023

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EPA and DHA help distance runners avoid muscle damage in sports nutrition study

Natural Products Insider, Dec 7, 2023

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The 4 Supplements This Nutrition Scientist Takes Daily For Stronger Muscles*

MBG Health, Dec 6, 2023

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Are you deficient in omega-3?

The Inside Sports Nutrition Podcast, Nov 8, 2023

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Specifically, DHA) Improve Working Memory

MBG Health, Nov 5, 2023

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Optimizing Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Pregnancy and Beyond with Kristina Harris Jackson PHD, RDN

Empowered Nutrition, Sep 27, 2023

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Omega-3 fish and plant sources: Can plant-based omega-3s only grow at fish oil’s expense?

Nutritional Outlook, Oct 31, 2023

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GC Rieber VivoMega and OmegaQuant team up to test omega-3 levels at SupplySide West

Nutraingredients USA, Oct 10, 2023

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Before Recommending Vitamin D Supplements, Know Where The Patient Is

Womaen In Optometry, Oct 3, 2023

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How Omega-3s Support Healthy Aging & Longevity — Every Step Of The Way*

MGB Health, Sep 8, 2023

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Dr. Bill Harris: Benefits of Omega 3’s, Are Omega 6’s that Bad? and Best Way to Get Omega 3’s!

FX Medicine, Aug 5, 2023

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Fish oils & Omega-3s: Sustainability, safety & testing Emma Sutherland & Dr. Kristina Harris Jackson

FX Medicine, Aug 1, 2023

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Dr SMiT, Jul 29, 2023

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Omega-3s plus vitamin D3 play role in heart rhythm, study finds

Natural Products Insider, July 25, 2023

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Omega-3: Myths and Hot Topics featuring Dr. Bill Harris of Omega Quant

Empowered Nutrition, July 5, 2023

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Dr. Bill Harris On The Importance Of Testing Your Omega 3 Levels (With An Easy At Home Solution)

Peak Performance, July 4, 2023

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ALA-rich diet found to slow progression of ALS

Natural Products Insider, June 28, 2023

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How To Check If You Are Getting Enough Omega-3 (Free Test Offer Included!) With Dr. Bill Harris

News Medical, May 22, 2023

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I Took Omega 3 Fish Oil for 90 days, Here’s What Happened

Doctor Eye Health, May 16, 2023

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What is the effect of maternal fish oil supplementation in overweight or obese mothers on infant body composition and metabolism?

News Medical, May 4, 2023

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Dr. Bill Harris: Fatty Acids and The Omega-3 Index

Nat Niddam, May 2, 2023

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Omega-3 For Brain and Eye Health

Modern Healthspan, Apr 28, 2023

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Calanus oil matches krill and fish oil for Omega-3 Index boosts: Study

Nutraingredients USA, Mar 30, 2023

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If You’re Struggling With Inflammation, You May Need More Omega-3s

MBG Health, Mar 16, 2023

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Women 50+ Need Ample Omega-3s To Support Cognition & Longevity

MBG Health, Mar 9, 2023

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Study Finds Omega-3 May Be Protective Against COVID-19 Infection

SciTechDaily, Mar 1, 2023

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The Optimal Dose, Type & Form Of Daily Omega-3s For Heart Benefits

MBG, Feb 16, 2023

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Does Omega-3 Help You Lose Weight?

This Podcast Burns Fat!, Feb 14, 2023

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DHA for Alzheimer’s: the omega-3 fatty acid that cuts risk by as much as 49%; new study

Chiropractics Economics, Jan 30, 2023

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What is the Omega 3 Index – Do you know your number?

The Pod of Inquiry, Jan 16, 2023

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10 Best Blood Sugar Test Kits: Pros and Cons of the Top Diabetes Glucose Level Screening Tests

Yahoo!, Jan 13, 2023

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Omega-3s and ADHD: A missing piece of the puzzle?

Medium, Dec 26, 2022

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How to Optimize Your Omega-3 Intake for Longevity and Disease Prevention

The Genius Life, Nov 16, 2022

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This Just In: Omega-3s Help Enhance Creativity & Abstract Thinking

mbg, October 26, 2022

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Which Blood Tests Does a Vegetarian Need?

The Epoch Times, October 12, 2022

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New Research Shows That Eating Omega-3s Can Significantly Boost Cognition—Even in Young People

Well + Good, October 12, 2022

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Consuming More Omega-3s Can Improve Cognition and Brain Health in Your 40s and 50s, New Study Says

Yahoo! Life, October 6, 2022

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Harness the Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Dr. WilIam Harris

Practically Healthy by Dr. Melina, October 5, 2022

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Foods Rich In Omega-3s May Boost Middle-Aged Brain Health, Research Finds

Forbes, October 5, 2022

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ISSFAL issues statement on relationship between omega-3 blood levels and preterm birth risk

Nutritional Outlook, October 4, 2022

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This Sustainable Supplement Bolsters My Heart & Brain Health

MBG, September 19, 2022

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Does Vitamin D Deficiency Make You More Tired?

MSN, September 14, 2022

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Study finds omega-3s combo formula gave cognitive support to Alzheimer’s sufferers

NutraIngredients, September 14, 2022

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My Journey of Quitting Smoking and Healing Through Using Omega-3s

Ageist, September 8, 2022

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Supplements to Support Our Furry Friends

Wholefoods Magazine, August 25, 2022

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Higher DHA associated with better focus and concentration in healthy teenagers

NutraIngredients USA, August 19, 2022

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This Supplement Can Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk by 49%, New Study Suggests

EatThis, June 19, 2022

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Dementia: The food linked to a 49% reduced risk of the disease

Express, June 13, 2022

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Study finds higher DHA cuts Alzheimer’s risk in half in elderly cohort

Nutraingredients USA, June 10, 2022

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People With a High Omega-3 DHA Level in Their Blood Are at 49% Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s

Neuroscience, June 9, 2022

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Omega 3’s during pregnancy and lactation – with Kristina Harris, PhD

The Proof, June 7, 2022

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Blood Sugar Management: Personalized Testing Drives Home The Need for Early Intervention

Nutraceuticals World, June 2, 2022

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Optimal omega 3 intake With Bill Harris, PhD

The Proof, May 31, 2022

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The Truth about Fish Oil with Dr. Kristina Jackson

Sara Jayne, May 26, 2022

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Why you need omega 3 in your diet, with Bill Harris

Mikkipedia, May 24, 2022

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The Importance of Omega-3s During Pregnancy and Postpartum for Mom and Baby with Kristina Harris Jackson

Nordic Naturals, May 11, 2022

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How Omega-3s Support Healthy Aging & Longevity — Every Step Of The Way

Mbg Health, May 6, 2022

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Everything you need you to know about Omega-3s with Dr. Bill Harris

The Nutrition Blueprint Podcast, April 5, 2022

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Omega-3s found to protect against heart failure hospitalization among Type 2 diabetics

NutraIngredients USA, April 5, 2022

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Understanding Omega-3s and Why You Should Get Tested with Bill Harris from OmegaQuant

Nordic Naturals, March 30, 2022

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#432: Bill Harris, PhD – Omega-3 Fatty Acids & Health

Sigma Nutrition, March 30, 2022

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Food for Thought: Approaches to formulating products in the growing cognitive health space

Nutritional Look, March 17, 2022

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Tech and nutrition uncovered: How major brands are using new tools to boost consumer health

Nutraingredients Asia, March 1, 2022

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Daily vitamin D and omega-3 intake reduces autoimmune disease: study

Nutraceuticals World, February 7, 2022

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Omega-3 Index Linked to Immunity and Cell Membrane Integrity in Two Studies

Nutraceuticals World, February 7, 2022

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Omega-3 index associated with red blood cell distribution and immunity, studies show

Integrative Practitioner, February 4, 2022

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More omega-3s makes for healthier conformation of red blood cells, study finds

Nutraingredients USA, February 4, 2022

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You May Need More EPA & DHA Fatty Acids — Here’s How To Up Your Intake

Integrative Practitioner, January 22, 2022

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Study of 29,000 blood samples finds higher omega-3 levels associated with lower marker of inflammation

Nutraingredients USA, January 13, 2022

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OmegaQuant Launches Vitamin B12 Status Test

Nutraceuticals World, December 8, 2021

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The 7 Best Fish Oil Supplements to Get More Omega-3s, December 2, 2019

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The Omega-3 Revolution

Nutrition Industry Executive, December 1, 2021

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Dry Eye: Where Do We Stand with Omega-3 Supplements?

Review of Optometry, November 15, 2021

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Diving Deep: Omega-3 ingredient exploration unlocks a new world of benefits

Nutritional Outlook, November 9, 2021

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This Miracle Nutrient Will Add 5 Years to Your Life with Dhru Purohit

DR. HYMAN, November 04, 2021

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Omega-3 Supplement Market Influenced by Research, Sourcing, Pandemic Trends

Nutraceuticals World, October 08, 2021

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The Health Benefits of Fish Oil For Dogs – A podcast with Kristina

Robert Cabral, September 18, 2021

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Dr. Bill Harris on omega-3 fatty acids, cardiovascular health, and inflammation

Found My Fitness, September 10, 2021

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Omega-3 may reduce risk of premature death

Found My Fitness, August 18, 2021

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Omega-3 levels in the blood may boost lifespan

Medical News Today, July 27, 2021

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NBA Players Found to Have Low Omega-3 Levels

Iron Magazine, July 26, 2021

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How to live longer: One food you should never skip – you may shorten your life expectancy

Express, July 20, 2021

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Beyond bone health: OmegaQuant wants to expand distribution of vitamin D test in APAC

NutraIngredients Asia, July 15, 2021

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Not Eating Enough of This Nutrient May be as Deadly as Smoking, Says New Study, July 05, 2021

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Almost all NBA players deficient in omega-3s, study finds

NutraIngredients USA, July 02, 2021

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Framingham Heart Study Data: Omega-3 Index as Predictive of Early Death and Cigarette Smoking

Today’s Practitioner, July 01, 2021

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Low Omega-3 Index as powerful a predictor of early death as smoking: Study

NutraIngredients USA, June 29, 2021

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Omega-3 Index, Smoking Equal Predictors of CVD

WholeFoods Magazine, June 25, 2021

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Low omega-3 index is a strong predictor of early death

Health Europa, June 25, 2021

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OmegaQuant launches Omega-3 Index test for pets

Nutritional Outlook, June 21, 2021

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Yes, You Can Take Too Much Vitamin D — Here’s What You Should Know Before Supplementing

Popsugar, May 18, 2021

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Class action over ethyl ester form of omega-3s derided as forlorn fishing expedition

NutraIngredients USA, May 17, 2021

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Bang and Dyerberg’s omega-3 discovery turns fifty

Verywell Health, May 07, 2021

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DHA, EPA, And The Omega-3 Index Blood Test [Podcast]

Maryann Jacobsen, April 19, 2021

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Getting Enough Omega-3s in Your Diet May Help You Live Longer

Verywell Health, May 07, 2021

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Study: Omega-3 Index is a Strong Risk Predictor of Premature Death

WholeFoods Magazine, April 26, 2021

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Study Finds Omega-3 Index is Strong Risk Predictor of Premature Death

Nutraceuticals World, April 23, 2021

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New study shows people with a high omega-3 index less likely to die prematurely

Medical Xpress, April 23, 2021

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NutraCast: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Expert Bill Harris, PhD

NutraIngredients-USA, April 23, 2021

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Highest omega-3 levels cut death risk by 13%, research shows

NutraIngredients-USA, April 22, 2021

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Deep Dive Into Omega-3 Fats – Benefits, How To Test, And Supplementation

Podcast on, February 14, 2021

You’ve heard about them, but what are the benefits of Omega-3 fats? Listen Here.


The Potential Role For Omega-3s In COVID-19

Article on, February 11, 2021

A small pilot study examined a possible connection between omega-3 EPA and DHA levels and well-being in subjects affected by the pandemic. Read More.


Study From Sioux Falls Suggests Omega-3s Could Help With COVID-19

Featured on Dakota News Now, February 1, 2021

Researchers in Sioux Falls are the first to publish evidence suggesting higher omega-3 levels in the blood may reduce the risk of death from COVID-19. Watch Here.


Are People With A Higher Level Of Omega-3s Less Likely To Die From COVID-19?

Featured on, January 28, 2021

Research has revealed positive evidence on omega-3 fatty acids possibly helping to reduce the risk of death in patients infected with COVID-19. Read More.


Those With High Omega-3 Index Less Likely To Die From COVID-19

Article on January 26, 2021

Cheap, safe and readily available preventive measure that modulate severe disease outcomes are desperately needed. Read More.


Omega-3 Status May Impact COVID-19 Death Risk

Article on January 14, 2021

Low omega-3 index levels may presage a higher risk of death from COVID-19 infection, according to a pilot study undergoing peer review. Read More.


Omega-3s and Heart Rate Recovery

Podcast on January 13, 2021

Omega-3 levels help heart recovery after training. Listen Here.


Preliminary Study Suggests Link Between Omega-3s And Lower COVID-19 Death Rates

Article in, January 12, 2021

While a long stretch from thresholds of significance, the researchers are seeking to further substantiate these initial findings. Read More.


Patients With More Omega-3s In Blood Less Likely To Die From COVID-19, Pilot Study Finds

Article in, January 12, 2021

Patients with the most Omega-3s in their system were 75% less likely to die from COVID-19, a preliminary pilot study suggests. Read More.


The Value of Vitamin D Testing

Article in, January 12, 2021

Personalized approaches to health and medicine will require nutritional status testing to more accurately recommend intake levels of many nutrients. Read More.


Fish Oil Supplements Do Not Raise LDL-Cholesterol Levels: New Analysis

Article in, December 22, 2020

While the cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fatty acids have been known for decades, there was a disagreement about whether fish oil supplements may raise LDL-cholesterol levels. A new analysis provides reassurance about the safety of these products. Read More.


More Omega-3s Equate To Faster Heart Rate Recovery

Article in, December 18, 2020

Subjects with a higher Omega-3 Index showed a more rapid heart rate recovery after exercise in a new study. Read More.


Higher Levels of Omega-3s Associated With Better Heart Rate Recovery, Says New Study

Article in, December 15, 2020

A new study published by the Fatty Acid Research Institute in conjunction with The Cooper Institute sheds some new light on how omega-3 fatty acids may support heart health. Read More.


Lockdown, COVID Fuel Renewed Interest on Vitamin D

Article in, November 25, 2020

A whopping two out of three consumers are concerned they are not getting enough vitamin D, according to a new survey. Read More.


The Giant Fish Oil Episode

Podcast on, November 22, 2020

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA, DHA, dosing, sourcing and much more! Listen Here.


OmegaQuant Launches At-Home Vitamin D Test

Published in, November 3, 2020

OmegaQuant has launched an at-home Vitamin D Test with a sample collection kit that allows individuals to test from home, according to a press release. Read More.


OmegaQuant, Makers of the Omega-3 Index Test, Launches At-Home Vitamin D Test

Published in, November 3, 2020

OmegaQuant (Sioux Falls, SD) known for its Omega-3 Index Test, has launched an at-home Vitamin D Test. Safe and convenient, the at-home test just requires a finger stick and a couple of drops of blood for analysis. Read More.


OmegaQuant, the Makers of the Original Omega-3 Index Test, Branches Out to Another Vital Nutrient

Published in, November 2, 2020

OmegaQuant, the makers of a commercially-available omega-3s index testing kit, launched a vitamin D test with a sample collection kit that allows individuals to test themselves from home. The test requires just a finger stick and a few drops of blood for analysis, similarly to its omega-3s blood test. Read More.


Latest Research Continues to Hone in on Best Usage of Omega-3s to Achieve Optimum Results

Published in, September 8, 2020

The ability to test for blood levels of omega-3s has revolutionized omega-3s research, as has the appreciation that higher dosages are necessary to achieve statistical significance in shorter term studies, an expert says. An event on Sept. 24 will look into this and other aspects of omega-3s research. Read More.


Higher Omega-3 DHA Levels Linked to Less Lung Inflammation, Lower ILD Risk

Published in, August 27, 2020

Increased levels of the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are associated with a lower risk of hospitalizations due to interstitial lung disease (ILD), according to a new population-based cohort study. Read More.


Eating Fish Protects Brains From Air Pollution, Study Suggests

Published in, August 12, 2020

Older women who eat more than one-to-two servings a week of baked or broiled fish or shellfish may consume enough omega-3 fatty acids to counteract the effects of air pollution on the brain, according to a new study. Read More.


CBD Firms Lead List of Dietary Supplement Players Recognized for Rapid Growth

Published in Nutraingredients USA, August 12, 2020

Omega-3 testing company, OmegaQuant, Sioux Falls, SD, made the Inc. 5000 list for the second year in a row. Along with a collaborator, Dr. William S. Harris invented the Omega-3 Index as a handy way to measure omega-3 EPA and DHA levels in the blood using a simple finger stick and one drop of blood. Read More.


Alzheimer’s study finds proper dose of omega-3 DHA is key

Published in New Hope Network, July 29, 2020

Omega-3 levels in the blood may not be a reliable indicator in terms of how much EPA and DHA is reaching the brains of those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Read More.


Omega 3s Omega 6s In Our Diet: Pregnancy, Nursing, Brain Health. Omega Ratios and Meats

Featured on the YouTube Channel, Nutrition with Judy on July 26, 2020

OmegaQuant Drs. Bill Harris and Kristina Harris Jackson discuss Omega-3s and Omega-6s on Nutrition with Judy. Watch Here.

Study: Higher Omega-3 Index Could Protect Brain from Air Pollution

Published in Whole Foods Magazine on July 23, 2020

New research co-authored by OmegaQuant‘s William S. Harris, Ph.D., showed that women who had a higher Omega-3 Index were more protected from the adverse effects on the brain from air pollution than those with a lower Omega-3 Index. In the study, which was published in Neurology, Omega-3 Index correlated directly with the reported consumption of non-fried fish. Read more.

Omega-3s Linked To Protection Against Brain Damage From Particulates Exposure

Published in on July 21, 2020

A novel finding connecting omega-3 levels to protection from cellular damage in the brain caused by fine particulates that might be inhaled adds a new wrinkle in the story of the benefits of these fatty acids, says Dr. Bill Harris. Read more.

Sioux Falls Biotech Leader Known For Omega-3 Index Becomes National Fellow

Published in the Sioux Falls Business Journal on June 17, 2020

Dr. Bill Harris, the founder and president of Sioux Falls-based OmegaQuant, has been named to the Class of 2020 Fellows by the American Society of Nutrition. Read more.

Brazilian Study Finds Higher Omega-3s Equate To Less DNA Damage

Published in Nutraingredients Latin America on June 5, 2020

A study done in Brazilian adolescents has shown that higher levels of omega-3s are associated with a lower incidence of DNA damage. Read more.

OmegaQuant’s Dr. Bill Harris Named ASN Fellow

Featured in Whole Foods Magazine on May 19, 2020

OmegaQuant has announced that its Founder and President, William S. Harris, Ph.D., has been inducted into the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Class of 2020 Fellows. ASN recognizes individuals for significant discoveries and distinguished careers in the field of nutrition. Dr. Harris’ research has focused on understanding the role of omega-3 fatty acids in lowering risk for cardiovascular disease. In his 40-year career, he has been the principal investigator on five omega-3-related NIH grants. He currently has 300 omega-3-related publications and has co-authored three American Heart Association Advisory Statements on omega-3 (and omega-6) fatty acids and heart health. Read more.

Can Omega-3s Help Square the Curve?

By William S. Harris, PhD, Featured in Nutraceuticals World on May 1, 2020

Pursuing the fountain of youth becomes all the more relevant with age. But the key to aging these days is not just extending life but continuing to remain healthy and active as consumers glide into their golden years. We know this as “squaring the curve,” or living well until the very end. In this vein, new research is showing that some nutrients might be more important than others in staying healthier longer. Here we will focus on the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. Read more.

OmegaQuant, Standard Process Offer Omega-3 Testing Kits for Healthcare Practitioners

Featured in Whole Foods Magazine on April 27, 2020

OmegaQuant has partnered with Standard Process to offer an Omega-3 Index testing kit to healthcare practitioners, to help them better support patients’ health, according to a press release. The Standard Process Omega-3 Index Plus test kit was developed by OmegaQuant, which was founded by William S. Harris, Ph.D., known for developing the Omega-3 Index. Studies have shown that those with a higher Omega-3 Index support their heart, brain, and eye health. However, most Americans are omega-3 deficient, the press release notes. Read more.

Episode #18: Omega-3s Effect on Heart and Health

Featured in Health, Psychology & Human Nature Podcast on April 7, 2020
Omega-3 are some of the most important nutrients when it comes to health. They are also some of the most studied. In this episode of Health, Psychology & Human Nature, host Andre Sturesson discusses how omega-3 affect the heart, mental health, babies and even sperm with OmegaQuant’s Drs. Bill Harris and Kristina Harris Jackson. He also discusses how much Omega-3 people need, supplements and dietary sources, and how to measure omega-3 levels. Listen here.

New Evidence Emerges on the Importance of EPA Levels and Cardiac Events

Published in Nutraingredients USA on April 2, 2020
Research presented at the American College of Cardiology Meeting found a direct correlation between higher blood levels of omega-3s (in this case the specific level of EPA) and fewer cardiac events. Triglyceride levels, whether lower or higher, were not correlated in the same way. Read more.

Heart Health – A Crowded, Competitive, and Niche Market for Supplements

Published in Nutritional Outlook on April 1, 2020
Heart health is a solid category where natural solutions have found fertile ground for the last several years. But it is also crowded and very generic. That’s why there is a lot of movement to be more specific about a heart health product’s benefits, as well as find new angles for innovation. Read more.

Heart Association Advisory on High Triglycerides Could Help Raise Omega-3 Supplements

Published in Nutraingredients USA on March 6, 2020
A new scientific advisory for the use of omega-3s in lowering critically high triglyceride levels will bolster overall recognition and scientific backing of these nutrients among the community of physicians, according to longtime omega-3 researcher William S. Harris of OmegaQuant. Read more.

OmegaQuant’s Dr. Kristina Harris Jackson Joins Podcast to Discuss DHA and Babies

Featured in The Less Stressed Life Podcast on February 1, 2020
OmegaQuant’s Dr. Kristina Harris Jackson recently joined Christa Biegler for Part 2 of their podcast conversation (Part 1 can be found here), which focused on omega-3 doses for pregnant women and the importance of prenatal DHA testing. Listen here.

Keys to a Healthy Heart

Published in Whole Foods Magazine on January 23, 2020
Healthy lifestyle factors can prevent it, yet it’s the number one health threat in the world, says Trisha Sugarek MacDonald, BS, MS, Sr. Director of Research & Development at Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation. She’s talking, of course, about cardiovascular disease, a variety of conditions that affect the heart—from infections to genetic defects and blood vessel diseases. Read more.

Two Drug Trial Failures Not Good News for Omega-3 Sector

Published in Nutraingredients USA onJanuary 15, 2020
The omega-3 sector has endured a bad week with the announcement of the failure of clinical trials of two high profile drugs — one based on fish oil and hte other on krill oil. OmegaQuant’s William S. Harris weighs in on what this means. Read more.

STRENGTH Omega-3 Trial Discontinued

Published in Whole Foods Magazine on January 14, 2019
The STRENGTH trial for Epanova, omega-3 carboxylic acids, has been discontinued due to its low likelihood of demonstrating a benefit to patients with mixed dyslipidaemia who are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a press release from AstraZeneca, manufacturers of Epanova. The decision was made following the recommendation from an independent Data Monitoring Committee. Read more.

OmegaQuant partners with Australian agency to drive omega-3s research

Published in Nutraingredients USA on December 16, 2019
A new lab partnership will help drive omega-3s research in the Asia Pacific region, according to OmegaQuant, a firm that has developed a simple blood test to measure levels of these important nutrients. Read more.

ISSFAL publishes guidelines on analysis of omega-3 blood status in clinical research

Published in Nutraingredients USA on December 9, 2019
The International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) has released new guidelines to encourage best practice in clinical trial design and study interpretation. Read more.

Episode #83: Bill Harris & Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Featured in Peter Attia’s Podcast, The Drive, on December 9, 2019
In this episode, Bill Harris, Ph.D. in human nutrition and expert on omega-3 fatty acids, sets the table by clearly defining the families of fatty acids (saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated) before diving into the current landscape of polyunsaturated fat (omega-6 and omega-3) with a particular focus on EPA and DHA (the two main elements of fish oil supplements). Bill gives a historical overview, updates us on the latest science related to the health benefits, and provides plenty of insights as to how we should think about increasing our EPA and DHA intake. Read more.

OmegaQuant Cheers Statement About Omega-3 Blood Testing

Published in WholeFoods Magazine on December 9, 2019
The International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) has put together a formal statement regarding the importance of omega-3 blood testing in research studies, according to a press release from OmegaQuant. Read more.

Nutritional Outlook’s 2019 Best of the Industry Awards, Retail Brand/Product: OmegaQuant

Published in Nutritional Outlook on December 3, 2019
The omega-3 category has had its highs and lows over the years. Occasional bad press has hurt public opinion about the benefits of omega-3 EPA and DHA supplements, affecting sales, but the category always seems to bounce back. That’s probably because omega-3s remain among the most well researched and recognized nutrients on the market. Read more.

Vascepa’s label expansion could boost supplement realm

Published in Nutraingredients USA on November 15, 2019
An expert panel has recommended an expanded treatment envelope for the EPA drug Vascepa. An expert says the move won’t affect the supplement market directly but does add to recent official recognition of the health benefits of omega-3s. Read more.

New Answers From Long-term Studies of Dietary Fats: Many Will Be Surprised

Published in WholeFoods Magazine on October 17, 2019
A conversation with Dr. William S. Harris on the topic of new findings on fats. Read more.

Why and How to Get DHA in Your Diet, with Dr. Kristina Harris Jackson

Featured in Podcast on October 14, 2019
You may not have expected fish and pregnancy to go together. But it turns out that fish contain a critical fatty acid called DHA. DHA has been shown in numerous studies to lower women’s preterm birth risk, and supplementing with fish oil is an easy way to get enough DHA in your diet (algae is another option). How much is enough? And what about avoiding mercury? Dr. Kristina Harris Jackson, an expert in omega-3s and measuring DHA in blood, shares everything you need to know about safely optimizing your DHA level. Listen here.

Building Omega-3 Market Momentum

Published in Nutraceuticals World on October 1, 2019
The total value of the global omega-3 market in 2017 was $1.32 billion, up 2.3% from 2016, according to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED). Dietary supplements hold the largest share of value (54%), alongside infant formula (19.7%), pharmaceuticals (15.1%), pet foods (6.0%), and food and beverages (4.3%). Read more.

Omega Fatty Acids and Their Clinical Importance: An Opinion

Published in Tekno Science on September 25, 2019
One of the important conclusions drawn about fish oil (rich in EPA and DHA) by several contributors is that EPA and DHA are of benefit in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and depression and anxiety. To achieve this beneficial action, it is suggested that an adult need to ake of 1g EPA + DHA per day. It was opined that increased intake of EPA/DHA could have prevented 227,000 European deaths during 2016. Read more.

Recent study devises “omega-3 calculator” to help researcher determine proper EPA and DHA doses

Published in Nutritional Outlook on August 28, 2019
A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition attempted to model the effects of omega-3 EPA and DHA supplementation on the omega-3 index of subjects. The model equation the researchers devised might make it possible to determine how much omega-3 EPA and DHA is needed to elevate the omega-3 index to the desired level. Read more.

Researchers develop “omega 3 calculator” to ensure the ideal dose

Published in Nutrition Insight on September 3, 2019
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition will make it possible to calculate how much omega 3 EPA and DHA is needed in studies, for subjects to reach a healthy Omega 3 Index. The index measures the level of omega 3 EPA and DHA’s in the blood, and can be used as a risk factor for heart disease, among other conditions. The researchers highlight that dose likely played a role in the relative success or failure of previous studies that have focused on omega 3 as a research variable. Read more.

New Study Allows Researchers to Calculate Proper Dose of Omega-3s

Published in WholeFoods Magazine on August 27, 2019
A new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has made it possible for researchers to calculate how much omega-3 fatty acids they need to use in their studies in order for subjects to reach a healthy Omega-3 Index (O3I), according to a press release. Read more.

OmegaQuant Growth Recognized by 2019 Inc. 5000 List

Published in Nutraceuticals World on August 19, 2019
OmegaQuant, an independent, CLIA-certified lab that offers Omega-3 Index testing, has earned a spot on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, which features the fastest-growing private companies in America. Growing 177% in a three-year period, OmegaQuant offers evidence-based nutritional status tests to researchers, health practitioners, and consumers, with a focus on fatty acids. Read more.

Episode #142: Prenatal DHA Testing with OmegaQuant

Featured in the Whole Mamas Podcast on July 16, 2019
Dr. Elana, host of the Whole Mamas Podcast interviews Dr. Kristina Harris Jackson from OmegaQuant, a company that specializes in Omega-3 testing. These beneficial fats are known as Essential Fatty Acids because your body cannot produce them on its own so they must come from your diet. This episode takes a deep dive into the science behind DHA, one of the essential fatty acids. Did you know that some research suggests that low levels of DHA can increase preterm births by 42%? Learn more about the importance of DHA during pregnancy and postpartum, how to test your levels, whether you should supplement, and what foods you can eat to boost your DHA levels. Listen here.

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