Omega-3 Fatty Acid

Forget brain food

Omega-3 fatty acids, gingko and vitamin B6 are touted as memory boosters, but a recent study suggests otherwise.

Monday, 29 April, 2013, 9:57am

Study finds no heart benefits to fish oil supplements

Is there something fishy going on with omega-3 fatty acids?

For years, major health and medical organisations have recommended fish oil supplements rich in omega-3s to reduce the threat of heart disease. In Europe, where support is particularly enthusiastic, a doctor's failure to recommend the supplements is viewed by some as bordering on malpractice.

13 Sep 2012 - 4:11am

Age-old wisdom

With all the talk of making sure we have enough omega 3 in our diets, it is hardly surprising that the cosmetics industry has picked up on the trend. Over the past few years brands have been incorporating omega 3 into their skin care products for maximum elasticity and nourishment.

19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Caviar extract

Food is a popular skincare ingredient these days, especially if it is considered exotic or expensive. Caviar is now cited in high-end skincare solutions as having super-charged abilities. Skincare brands say caviar contains protein, vitamins and minerals and has a cell structure identical to human skin cells.

28 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Watchdog criticises fish oil content claims

Some fish oil and liver dietary supplements contain much less Omega-3 fatty acid than they claim, the consumer watchdog said yesterday.

And it said just two meals of fish a week would provide enough for the average person.

17 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

problems stunting today's schoolchildren

DIET DEFICIENCIES: Alex Richardson, a senior research fellow at Oxford University, found that one in four schoolchildren have some kind of learning difficulty and that this is probably caused by a lack of omega-3 fatty acids in their diets and those of their parents and grandparents. Omega-3 is found in fish and dark green vegetables.

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Brain food

If you want to do well at school, you need to make sure your brain is in top condition. You can do this by making sure it gets the right kind of food - brain food. Studies show that certain foods can help you concentrate and improve your memory.

3 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Omega-3 pills catch of the day

The benefits of Omega-3 fats are well documented in the health industry, and one Japanese firm has found a new way to package them. E-San is a gel tablet containing DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) extracted from sardines on the Chosi shores of Japan.

30 Jul 2004 - 12:00am