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Norwegian Research Council, Omega 3 – healthy no matter what?

Norwegian contribution to world health: Omega-3 – healthy no matter what?

The health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are widely proven. But how can these nutrients be absorbed most effectively into the body? And do they have any potentially negative effects? Norwegian researchers are seeking answers to these questions.

Norway is a major player in the production of fish oils and omega-3. Over 40 per cent of the world’s omega-3 oils in food and food supplements originate in Norway. Researchers have clearly documented the beneficial health effects of the marine omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, but beyond this, little is known.

The quintessential spoonful of Norwegian cod’s liver oil. Photo: NIFES The quintessential spoonful of Norwegian cod’s liver oil.

Useful for consumers, the authorities and the industry

“Consumers, the authorities and the industry are all interested in knowing more about how omega-3 from different products is absorbed into the body, as well as what kind of requirements should be stipulated in terms of freshness,