ISSFAL Co-Sponsorsed Satellite on DHA/EPA Omega-3 for Health Symposium: Update 2014

'DHA/EPA Omega-3 for Health Symposium: Update 2014’

Thursday, May 22, 2014 – Mississauga Convention Center, Toronto, Ontario
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Co-supported by the Dietitians of Canada (DC), the DHA/EPA Omega-3 Institute, University of Guelph, and designated 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.