Omega-3 fatty acids supplementation decreases metabolic syndrome prevalence after lifestyle modification program
Journal of Functional Foods, v. 19, p. 922-928, 2015.
Talon, Lidiana de Camargo
Oliveira, Erick Prado de
Portero-McLellan, Kátia Cristina
Burini, Roberto Carlos
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