|Running on Fish Oil: Benefits of Omega-3 Supplementation and Exercise|
|Written by Dr. Bruce Holub|
|Tuesday, 25 July 2006 00:00|
Allison Hill reported this morning, at the ISSFAL (International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids & Lipids) Congress in Cairns, Australia, new research findings on adjunct supplementation with fish oil in obese or overweight subjects (25 – 65 years old) assigned to a regular exercise regimen. At entry, the 75 men and women, who also had two cardiovascular disease risk factors such as hypertension, elevated blood cholesterol or triglyceride, participated in a double – blind trial of 12 weeks in duration.
Body compositions as increased by Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry revealed that the only group to exhibit a significant reduction in % body fat was that combining exercise with fish oil supplementation. This improvement appeared to reflect an enhanced fat oxidation during exercise. The fish oil plus exercise regimen also gave a lessened surge in the heart rate rise with exercise, which was attributed to a reduced vascular resistance and an improved blood flow in exercising muscles.
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