Supplemental Science | April 21, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 16 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 92 Issue 16 | pp. 10-15
Issue Date: April 21, 2014

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Chemical firms that make dietary nutrients are investing in research and better formulations to win over customers and skeptics
Department: Business
Keywords: dietary supplements, food ingredients, heart disease, omega-3, vitamins, nutrition

A meta-analysis of health studies concluded last month that saturated fat consumption is not linked to a higher incidence of adverse coronary events, such as heart attacks and strokes—a finding contrary to most dietary guidelines published since the 1960s.

When the surprising news hit the media, it was hailed by meat lovers and pilloried by many nutrition experts. But the news stories omitted another key finding: The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish reduce the . . .

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