Will fish oil accelerate weight loss?

January 4th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you want to lose weight, fish oil may not be what you have to rely on.

Researchers of a new study have concluded that people who want to lose weight will have to concentrate on some exercises and diets because there is no noticeable effects that consuming fish oil has on weight loss.

The scientists studied a group of people who wanted to lose weight. One group were given fish oil capsules while the other group were given mere placebo. They were then asked to take the capsules daily for the following 24 weeks.

Aside taking the capsules, the participants were also instructed to perform 150 minutes of aerobic exercise in a week. The members were also asked to do at least 20 minutes of strength exercise twice weekly.

After the period, it was realized that the group that were offered the fish oil capsule lost about 5.2 kg while the group that were given the placebo lost 5.8kg.

The researchers concluded that, “Whereas one may not enhance weight loss by taking supplements with this level of omega-3 fatty acids…the protective cardiovascular effect should still be realized because of the sheer increase in blood concentrations of the fatty acids.”

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