INFORM magazine and INFORM SmartBrief contain articles on the latest scientific advancements, business developments, and critical issues affecting oils, fats, and related materials.

INFORM magazine

Published 10 times a year, INFORM magazine provides comprehensive reviews and original articles on such topics as:

  • 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 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 2022

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INFORM magazine November/December 2022 cover

Dogma vs. data: Rethinking linoleic acid
After years of concern over too much omega-6 fatty acids in the modern, western diet, researchers are realizing its health benefits and that more studies are needed to understand why these molecules are necessary for optimal mitochondrial function.

Tailoring food emulsions to modulate lipid digestion and absorption
Strategies to delay or modulate lipid digestion with designed emulsions have proven promising at both the gastric and intestinal levels. Read about the research associated with controlling lipid digestion.

Milk fat globule: Inspiring novel encapsulation techniques
The milk fat globule has inspired scientists to make similar encapsulation systems for nutrient delivery. This article describes some of their techniques.

Monitoring lipid oxidation in food emulsions
The authors explain how electron spin and nuclear magnetic resonance can be used to identify lipid oxidation intermediates and understand the reaction mechanisms that could offer solutions for improving stability.


INFORM Smartbrief

INFORM SmartBrief is a companion product, published weekly to keep you up to date on developing regulations, research, technology, and more. This e-newsletter is aggregated by an INFORM magazine staff writer, who sorts through the barrage of oils- and fats-related notifications to bring you only the most relevant news.

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