Omega-3 and Body Composition Excerpt
Evidence suggests that the omega-3 long-chain fatty acids EPA and DHA influence body composition. Animal studies dating back twenty years have shown that EPA and DHA reduce fat accumulation in rats, and preliminary evidence in humans also suggests EPA and DHA could be valuable in fat-loss programs.
In 2004, Huffman, Michaelson, and Thomas have shown that a chronic low dose of 1.2 g/d EPA plus DHA increases fat oxidation during exercise. This has potential benefits for athletes, and for those with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and weight control issues.
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