Welcome to the DHA/EPA Omega-3 Institute

bruce_holubThe DHA/EPA Omega-3 Institute provides the most thorough and comprehensive body of knowledge and research relating to omega-3 fatty acids found on the internet.  All the materials on this site are evidence-based and written by Dr. Bruce Holub, University Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph in Canada, who has been involved in omega-3 research for over thirty years. He serves as Scientific Director for the DHA/EPA Omega-3 Institute and has shared his knowledge about the physiologically essential nutrients, DHA and EPA omega-3, on this website since 2006.  Here are some examples of the kinds of information you can find at dhaomega3.org:

DHA / EPA Omega-3 for Health Symposium

Thursday, May 22, 2014 – Mississauga Convention Center, Toronto, Ontario

Symposium Website: www.omega3symposium.com

Co-supported by the Dietitians of Canada (DC), the DHA/EPA Omega-3 Institute, University of Guelph, and designated as a Satellite Symposium of ISSFAL (International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids)

The last five years have seen a flurry of exciting new developments in the area of omega-3 fatty acids for optimal human health and disease prevention/complementary care. Highlights include:

  • the importance of higher DHA intakes during pregnancy, lactation, infancy and childhood
  • the benefits of higher EPA/DHA intakes for complementary care in inflammatory conditions
  • the increased use of EPA/DHA for cardio care and risk factor management
  • EPA/DHA for age-related health conditions (dry eye syndrome, dementia, others)
  • EPA/DHA for various mental disorders including depression and anxiety disorders
  • EPA/DHA for the complementary management of sports-related concussions

The symposium will also cover recommended intakes of EPA/DHA omega-3 from national and international organizations for various health targets. Agri-food and nutraceutical sources will be explored in order to meet these targets. Controversial topics and marketing advertisements will also be objectively clarified. Leading researchers in their respective fields of omega-3 research for human health and disease prevention/management will be guest speakers.