Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Holy Trinity to Fitness: Omega 3's

Omega 3 Fatty Acids, found predominantly in fish have been found to help with metabolizing fat stores. However this has been tested to work only when you are exercising, you cannot just take Fish Oil pills and expect to drop pounds. A blind study was done at the University of South Australia that tested what combining fish oil and exercise would do. It came up that the control group who took sunflowwer oil did not loose any weight, however the fish oil group lost and average of 1.2% body fat, this translated into a average loss of 4.4 lbs over the course of 6 weeks. These studies were done with self reported diets as well so there is an uncontrolled. While this is not a major decrease in fat it is a decrease.

Conclusion: With the addition of Omega 3 Fatty Acids to an exercise program it is possible to increase the amount of fat metabolized by the body.


Anthony Ian G. Etcobanez said...

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Eneya said...

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