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Fish oil plus exercise may banish body fat

Posted on: May 24, 2007

People looking to shed body fat might want to follow their workouts with a few capsules of fish oil, if preliminary research is correct.

In a study of overweight adults, Australian researchers found that a combination of exercise and fish oil supplements was effective at reducing body fat and improving cholesterol levels and blood vessel function.

Study participants who took fish oil, alone or with exercise, saw their levels of “good” HDL cholesterol go up, while their triglycerides (an unhealthy form of blood fat) took a dip. Meanwhile, both exercise and fish oil seemed to cut body fat.

Read rest of the story at Yahoo News

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2 Responses to "Fish oil plus exercise may banish body fat"

I read this article too and have to say that research on fish oil has been going on for gazillions of years. Omega 3 fatty acids have been purported to treat or reduce the symptoms associated with a wide range of diseases and new research seem to point to more and more diseases and conditions being covered .

These include arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, some skin conditions and cardiovascular diseases ranging from hypertension, through atherosclerosis, to hyperlipidaemia and cardiac arrhythmias…the list goes on.

One of the problems is that since Omega 3’s are believed by some researchers to have positive effects on the brain (in regards to depression especially) it requires carefully crafted studies to determine if the weight lose is due to a metabolic effect that can be recommended to most people or an elevation in mood which would result in weight lose only in people for whom weight management is effected by a their mental illness.

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