About Us

FatsofLife.com is owned by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), a trade association representing 200 global companies active in the EPA and DHA omega-3 industry. GOED focuses on addressing the insufficient consumption of EPA and DHA in the human diet. Our mission is to promote global consumption of EPA and DHA to address this public health need.

GOED’s membership includes all segments of the omega-3 supply chain from fishing and seafood companies to fish oil processors, supplement manufacturers, food and beverage marketers and pharmaceutical companies. As a condition of membership, GOED’s members must adhere to product quality and ethical standards that are as strict as or more strict than regulations around the world.

Fats of Life is designed to educate healthcare practitioners about the multitude of benefits of omega-3s to alleviate public health issues resulting from low consumption of EPA and DHA. More than 95% of Americans do not get enough omega-3s to be cardio-protective and GOED believes empowering healthcare practitioners to understand the benefits of EPA and DHA and their importance for the entire population is an important undertaking.

For a full history of Fats of Life, click here. In short, FatsofLife.com and its accompanying newsletter has been published for more than 20 years, originally through the work of Roche Vitamins, now DSM. GOED took over the website and publications, which included both a consumer newsletter as well as a newsletter to healthcare professionals, in 2004. Quarterly issues of what was then called the PUFA newsletter contained summaries of recent research on EPA and DHA, as well as guest articles and Invited Opinions by prominent researchers. The work was vetted by a scientific advisory board of experts. All past Fats of Life summaries and guest articles can be found in the Archive tab.

If you’d like to learn more about GOED or Fats of Life, please contact Ellen Schutt, GOED Executive Director.

If you have a question about the Archived Research Summaries, please contact Gerard Bannenberg, Editor.


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