INFORM magazine

INFORM magazine is an AOCS member benefit providing information about the latest scientific advances, business developments, trends and critical issues in the areas of oils, fats and related materials.

Published 10 times a year, INFORM Magazine includes comprehensive reviews and short articles about research, new analytical methods and technologies, processing technologies that improve efficiency and sustainability, health and nutrition, formulation science, critical business issues, and many other topics.

Each issue also includes patent abstracts compiled by a registered US patent agent, journal references assembled by a team of experts in a variety of areas, and coverage of regulatory issues from around the globe.

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November/December 2020

Table of Contents

INFORM coverFatty acids and athletic performance
Among all the nutritional factors athletes must consider, how important are fatty acids in maximizing performance?

Where are lubricants headed?
Lubricants of the future will have sustainability as well as technical requirements, while electric vehicles will shift production to lower volumes of specialized lubricants.

Canola enhanced with long-chain omega-3 becomes a reality
Every year about 800,000 metric tons of pure fish oil are used for aquaculture feed, but a new canola oil with fish oil-like levels of docosahexaenoic acid and other long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids could play an important role in alleviating the pressure on oceanic feedstocks.

Giants of the past: Edwin Frankel (1928–2019)
From the breakdown of hydroperoxides and their products to the antioxidant properties of phenolic compounds in red wine, Edwin Frankel gave us much of the fundamental knowledge of lipid oxidation we take for granted today.

Chemical composition and thermal behavior of Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa) oil
Learn about the production, nutrition, chemical composition, thermal characteristics, and functionality of this exotic oil from tropical regions of northern South America.

Short-chain fatty acids improve poststroke recovery via immunological mechanisms
Live mouse study fingers short-chain fatty acids as the missing link along the gut–brain axis, uncovering a potential therapeutic to improve recovery after stroke.

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