Sioux Falls, SD, October 24, 2018: OmegaQuant, a leading provider of nutritional status tests, will be exhibiting at the FNCE 2019 show, October 27-29, in Philadelphia, PA, at booth #969 in the Wellness & Prevention Pavilion.
OmegaQuant is an analytical lab that specializes in fatty acid testing, especially omega-3s EPA and DHA. During the FNCE show it will be offering free omega-3 testing to all attendees while supplies last.
The Omega-3 Index test measures the most important Omega-3s — EPA and DHA — in your diet. This safe, simple test requires a finger stick and one drop of blood for analysis. A high Omega-3 Index (8% or higher) is associated with a significantly reduced risk of sudden cardiac death and other major health issues affecting the heart, brain, and eyes.
The Prenatal DHA Test, which OmegaQuant launched earlier this year, was developed to help expecting moms monitor their omega-3 DHA level. OmegaQuant believes this important tool will help women figure out how much of this important nutrient they need in order to support a healthy, full-term pregnancy.
OmegaQuant’s founder, William S. Harris, PhD, is the co-inventor of the Omega-3 Index test. He has been studying omega-3s for more than three decades and has been awarded numerous research grants — five from NIH alone — to investigate their role in human health. The Omega-3 Index test has been used in some of the largest clinical trials, including the Framingham Heart Study and the Women’s Health Initiative.
Dr. Harris will be participating in a FNCE speaking session with RD Influencer, Tobi Amidor, which will take place on Tuesday, October 29th from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. This session will focus on the confusion created by misleading news stories, which often occur when the media report on nutrition.
Dr. Harris’s daughter, Kristina Harris Jackson, PhD, RD, is the brains behind the Prenatal DHA Test. In December last year, she published a paper establishing the rationale for the Prenatal DHA Test. It essentially calls for a specific DHA cut point of 5%, which is the level of DHA woman should strive for to reduce her risk of preterm birth.
Drs. Harris and Jackson will be available during the FNCE show to discuss a variety of topics around fatty acids and their importance in human health and pregnancy. Visit booth #969 to learn more about how to incorporate omega-3 testing in clinical practice and get your omega-3 level tested for FREE.