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Clover supports a range of scientific research activities that support the benefits of our products. Full papers available on request.

  • Revealing how omega-3 fatty acids are transported into the brain

    Omega-3 fatty acids (in particular docosahexaenoic acid, DHA) are essential for normal brain function. These authors have discovered the molecule that moves DHA from the blood into the brain. This transporter lets DHA pass through the ‘protective barrier’ controlling what enters the brain and what is kept out.

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  • Taking omega-3 DHA during pregnancy does not boost children's cognition and language at 4 years of age

    Researchers in Adelaide, Australia, conducted a hallmark study to see if mothers who took DHA supplements while pregnant had children with fewer allergies, compared to mothers who took a placebo. The researchers also looked for other potential benefits of taking DHA supplements during pregnancy. The type of supplement the mothers took did not influence the children’s cognition and language at 4 years of age.

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  • Omega-3 DHA supplements reduce keyrisk factors for cardiovascular disease in healthy adults

    When blood vessels are injured, platelet cells in the blood adhere at the site of damage and become activated. This begins a cascade of changes that can progress to blood vessel scarring and cardiovascular disease. This study in healthy adults shows that taking omega-3 DHA supplements benefits multiple steps in this pathway.

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  • Omega-3 DHA supplements reduce the harmful effect that a low birth weight has on heart health

    Babies that are small when born have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease as adults. This is linked to thickening of their heart muscles early in life. Taking omega-3 supplements from 6 months to 5 years of age can prevent these negative changes to the heart’s structure.

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  • Omega-3 DHA supplements improve heart regularity in patients treated for arrhythmias

    Persistent atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rate) is a side effect of the procedure used to correct a fast heart rate. It increases the risk of stroke and heart attack. This study shows that persistent atrial fibrillation is reduced by taking omega-3 DHA supplements.

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