omega-3


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Noun1.omega-3 - a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond three carbons from the beginning
alpha-linolenic acid - a polyunsaturated fatty acid with 18 carbon atoms; the only omega-3 fatty acid found in vegetable products; it is most abundant in canola oil; a fatty acid essential for nutrition
polyunsaturated fatty acid - an unsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has more than one double or triple valence bond per molecule; found chiefly in fish and corn and soybean oil and safflower oil
docosahexaenoic acid - an omega-3 fatty acid with 22 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)
eicosapentaenoic acid - an omega-3 fatty acid with 20 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)
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Organic Technologies, producer of AlaskOmega omega-3 fish oil concentrates and natural oils, has added a new item to its AlaskOmega marine ingredient product line: Omega-7.
Omega Brands Corporation (OTCBB:OMGB) announced on Thursday the signing of a definitive agreement with Mycell Technologies LLC to purchase certain specified assets related to the branded Omega-3 infused beverages and nutritional shots sold under the trade name Omega Infusion.
Omega-3 fatty acids are absolutely essential in one's diet.
By "essential oil," he is referring to the omega-6 linoleic acid and the omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid.
com)-- DHA omega-3 algae oil development and supply company, Source-Omega, announced today sponsorship of the May 22, 2014 omega-3 symposium in Toronto Canada.
The dairy sector has been one of those where omega-3 claims have featured fairly strongly in recent years, particularly for yellow fats and milks.
Higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood may reduce the risk for hip fractures in postmenopausal women, suggests a study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Epidemiologic data suggest that people who consume diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids (FAs)--long-chain polyunsaturated FAs such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)--have a decreased risk of major depressive disorder (MDD), postpartum depression, and bipolar disorder (BD).
With more than 20,000 scientific papers published on the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids to date, there is little doubt of their importance to human health.
Within the family of polyunsaturated fats, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are considered "good" fats.
Q I've seen eggs that say they contain omega-3 fatty acids.
NEW YORK -- Awareness of the potential benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, already on the rise, will get another boost with the arrival of International Omega-3 Awareness Day, which is set for March 3, 2010.