Fish oil omega-3 essential fatty acids from cold water fish oil, and from omega-3 DHA anti-inflammatory supplements, are known to have many different health benefits – and it is being seen that these benefits extend to pregnant women and their infant babies, when the omega-3 is included regularly in their diet during pregnancy and while lactating.
This year, Professor Gibson, Professor of Functional Food Science and Director at the University of Adelaide, and his team published the results of the world’s biggest study into the effect of omega-3 long chain fatty acids on allergies in babies’ first year of life.
The study showed that just one gram per day of long chain fatty acids is enough to prevent some allergies, such as sensitivity to eggs. And his earlier work, which found omega-3 fatty acids were beneficial for brain development, led to changes in infant formula regulations and the addition of fatty acids in commercially sold products.
“Although I’ve been working in this field for more than 30 years, I’m constantly astounded by the discoveries we’re making. Just when you think you’ve found everything there is to find, we realize there is more and more that science can uncover. We’re discovering things now about omega-3 that we suspected but never had evidence for – and it’s every bit as exciting to be working in this field today as it was 30 years ago,” he says.
The Alexander Leaf Distinguished Scientist Award will be presented to Professor Gibson at the conference of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) being held in Vancouver in May. As part of his award, Professor Gibson will also present at the conference.
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