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Omega-3 fatty acids supplementation decreases metabolic syndrome prevalence after lifestyle modification program
- de Camargo Talon, Lidiana, de Oliveira, Erick Prado, Moreto, Fernando, Portero-McLellan, Kátia Cristina, Burini, Roberto Carlos
- Journal of functional foods 2015 v.19 pp. 922-928
- adults, blood pressure, docosahexaenoic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, fish oils, lifestyle, metabolic syndrome, omega-3 fatty acids, triacylglycerols, waist circumference
- The additional effect of omega-3 supplementation in association with lifestyle modification program (LSMP) in free living-adults was evaluated. We studied 39 adults (control group with LSMP (G1, n = 16) and LSMP plus supplementation of 3 g of fish oil per day (360 mg of docosahexaenoic acid and 540 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid) (G2, n = 23)) during 20 weeks. The fish oil group showed a significant decrease in waist circumference (1.3%) followed by metabolic syndrome reduction (29%) mainly due to normalization of blood pressure (33.3%) and triacylglycerol (27.3%). Omega-3 supplementation provided additional benefits to LSMP in the resolution of metabolic syndrome.