• Is there sufficient evidence to supplement omega-3 fatty acids to increase muscle mass and strength in young and older adults?

    6 monthes ago - By Clinical Nutrition

    Omega-3 is a polyunsaturated fatty acid with anti-inflammatory properties that presents three main forms: alpha-linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid. Recently, studies performed in both young and older adults suggest that ω-3 may improve gains in muscle mass and/or enhance physical function. Thus, the aim of this narrative review was to evaluate the current evidence of ω-3 intake/supplementation on muscle/lean mass and physical function in young and older adults, and draw research-based conclusions as to the practical implications of findings.
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  • Omega-3 supplements fail to reduce body weight, insulin resistance in adolescents with obesity

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    Combined with a hypocaloric diet, an omega-3 fatty acid supplement failed to improve measures of insulin resistance and body weight in children with obesity over 3 months, according to findings from a randomized controlled trial published in Pediatric Obesity.
    Mardia López-Alarcón, MD, PhD, a researcher in the unit of research in medical nutrition at the Mexican Institute of Social Security in Mexico City, and colleagues analyzed data from 366 adolescents with obesity recruited between July 2012 and December 2015 from three family medicine clinics .
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