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:

SPECIAL REPORT: Perspective on DHA and AA for Infant Feeding and Health from the DHA/EPA Omega-3 Institute

The DHA/EPA Omega-3 Institute located within the University of Guelph Research Park, (Guelph, ON, Canada) has focused its efforts for many years on the provision of evidence-based information on the relationship between the dietary consumption of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids throughout the human lifecycle and health outcomes. The present report (key Q and A’s) is provided so as to briefly summarize current knowledge on LCPUFA (long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids) with an emphasis on DHA omega-3 fatty acid (docosahexaenoic acid ) as an important nutrient for enhancing the health and well-being of infants in both the short-term and well into childhood. Additional commentary is provided on the important role of ARA omega-6 fatty acid (arachidonic acid). Human milk is the preferred basis of nutrition for infants and infant formula feeding is employed when the former is not possible. Evidence-based research from epidemiological and interventional/clinical trials as published in peer-reviewed journals which evaluated the health benefits of dietary LCPUFA as ingested by infants from breast milk or infant formula will be addressed.

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