Source Food Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC, has licensed proprietary technology from Brandeis University, allowing its proprietary omega 3 fish oil, OmegaSource, to be infused with specially processed phytosterols. In animal studies, this combination has been shown to reduce cholesterol by over 50%. Additional studies are planned to evaluate the response in humans to better understand the effects on total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. The company has also worked with Brandeis to introduce Nextra Gold, a no cholesterol, no trans fats, vegetable-based cooking oil that incorporates specially processed phytosterols to fight the absorption of cholesterol from fried foods, and the company’s original product, Nextra, a tallow-based cooking oil with all the cholesterol removed and no artificial trans fats. Source Food Technology also introduced a baking shortening in April.