GOED-Commissioned Review on Omega-3 Diagnostics Testing Published

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) is pleased to announce the publication of a review the organization commissioned on the state of omega-3 diagnostics testing. "Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Status Testing in Humans: A Narrative Review of Commercially Available Options," published in The Journal of Nutrition, highlights the landscape of available omega-3 tests and the importance of diagnostics testing for improving EPA and DHA consumption.

This review provides an overview of the options available for measuring omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) status, including both dietary assessments and commercially available analytical tests of blood and breast milk samples. The publication also showcases the evidence linking increased omega-3 LCPUFA intake or status to improved health, focusing on cardiovascular, neurological, pregnancy and eye health outcomes. Harry B. Rice, PhD, GOED’s Vice-President of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs noted, “Seeing the overview of scientific evidence on omega-3 levels and health outcomes really gives you a sense of where the strongest evidence exists and where there might be gaps. A review like this will undoubtedly be invaluable during a discussion on dietary reference intakes for EPA/DHA.”

GOED commissioned this paper as part of its work to support diagnostics as a key tool for increasing omega-3 consumption globally and will continue to work to educate consumers about the benefits of EPA and DHA.

About GOED: GOED (Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s) represents the worldwide EPA and DHA omega-3 industry, with a mission to increase consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3s around the world. The membership is built on a quality standard unparalleled in the market and members must comply with quality and ethics guidelines that ensure members produce quality products that consumers can trust. Our 200+ members and partners represent the entire supply chain of EPA and DHA omega-3s, from fisheries and crude oil suppliers to refiners, concentrators and finished product brands.


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