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Fish oil plus walking causes 3.5 lbs fat loss in 3 months vs 0.4 lbs with sunflower oil
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Six capsules of fish oil per day (6000 mg containing 1900 mg of omega-3 fatty acids) plus walking 45 minutes, three days per week caused people to lose an average of roughly 3.5 pounds of body fat versus 0.4 pounds for those given the equivalent amount of sunflower oil according to a recent study. Muscle
Fish oil plus walking group gained 0.5 lbs of muscle vs 1.2 lbs loss of muscle in the sunflower group
Those given fish oil plus walking also gained roughly 0.5 pounds of muscle versus a 1.2 pound loss of muscle in the sunflower group.
Subjects: 28 men, 53 women, 25-65 years-old
The study involved 28 men and 53 women, 25- to 65-years-old, with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25.
Hill A, Buckley JD, Murphy K, Howe P. Combining fish-oil supplements with regular aerobic exercise improves body composition and cardiovascular disease risk factors. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 May, 85(5):1267-74.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Peter RC Howe
School of Health Sciences
University of South Australia
GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
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