Study: Fatty Fish Oil, Moderate Exercise Sheds Pounds

Filed under: Study — @ July 29, 2006

People who support the low-carb lifestyle have long known the healthy benefits of taking fish oil supplements. But now researchers in Australia have found that fish oil in combination with a moderate amount of exercise can maximize weight loss.

University of South Australia researcher Alison Hill conducted a study where she observed 68 overweight and obese study participants with high blood pressure and high cholesterol and divided them into one of four groups over a 3-month period:

GROUP 1 – Small doses of tuna fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids)
GROUP 2 – Sunflower oil (no omega-3 fatty acids) w/no diet change
GROUP 3 – Small doses of tuna fish oil with 135 min exer/wk
GROUP 4 – Sunflower oil w/no diet change & 135 min exer/wk

The results? GROUP 3, who exercised 45-minutes by walking or running three days a week, lost an average of 4.5 pounds over the 3-month study, while GROUP 1, GROUP 2, and GROUP 4 did not lose any weight at all.

Click here to read more about this study and why fish oil and exercise should become a regular part of your low-carb lifestyle.

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