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    Diet including 6 fish oil capsules per day reduces hunger 2 hours after a meal


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    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
    Pamplona, Spain
    +34948425600 phone
    +34948425649 fax
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