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Newborn rats died after mothers fed rancid fish oil – Expert reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 22nd, 2016.

UPDATED: A new study from Auckland-based researchers found feeding pregnant rats high doses of rancid fish oil caused a high mortality rate among the rat pups. The study follows on from research published by the same group last year, where many brands of store-bought fish oil capsules were found to have oxidised, i.e. become rancid, […]

‘Fishy’ labels for fish oil supplements

Laura Goodall posted in on January 22nd, 2015.

Most fish oil supplements sold in New Zealand contain less omega-3 fatty acids than their labels claim, according to new research led by scientists at the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute. Analysing 32 brands of fish oil capsules marketed in New Zealand, the researchers found that only three contained the same concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids […]

UPDATED: Fish oil capsules fall short on quality, freshness – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on January 22nd, 2015.

Most fish oil supplements sold in New Zealand contain less omega-3 fatty acids than their labels claim, according to new research led by scientists at the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute. Analysing 32 brands of fish oil capsules marketed in New Zealand, the researchers found that only three contained the same concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids […]

Omega-3 fatty acids – health benefits under the stethoscope

Peter Griffin posted in on July 3rd, 2012.

Claims of health improvements based on consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids will be tested against the evidence in Auckland this week, as scientists gather to evaluate the latest research on the nutrients that are essential to normal body function. Among the topics to be discussed at the nutrition symposium taking place at Massey University’s Albany […]

Fish oil during pregnancy – benefits questioned

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 20th, 2010.

New research led by the University of Adelaide challenges advice that pregnant women should increase their intake of fish oil. The study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that consumption of fish oil during pregnancy did not decrease post-natal depression or improve cognitive and language development in offspring during […]

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