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Diet including 6 fish oil capsules per day reduces hunger 2 hours after a meal
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 11:16 am Email this article
People who had lost an average of 5.9 percent of their body weight in two months while on a diet, felt more full, less hungry and had less of a desire to eat 2 hours after eating dinner when their diet included taking 6 capsules of fish oil per day which contained more than 1300 mg of omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) compared to those who ate a diet containing some seafood, but less than 260 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day according to a new study from researchers at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.
"However, the use of (omega-3 fish oil capsules) could be useful to increase compliance in weight loss programs including energy restriction," the authors of the study concluded.
"[T]hey could improve the patients’ compliance to changes in dietary habits required for weight loss and weight loss maintenance." REFERENCE
Parra D, Ramel A, Bandarra N, Kiely M, Martínez JA, Thorsdottir I. A diet rich in long chain omega 3 fatty acids modulates satiety in overweight and obese volunteers during weight loss. 2008 Jun 14, Published on-line.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Prof. J. Alfredo Martínez
Dept. Physiology and Nutrition
University of Navarra
C/ Irunlarrea s/n 31008
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