Omega-3 fatty acids supplementation decreases metabolic syndrome prevalence after lifestyle modification program

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Talon, Lidiana de Camargo [UNESP]
Oliveira, Erick Prado de
Moreto, Fernando [UNESP]
Portero-McLellan, Kátia Cristina [UNESP]
Burini, Roberto Carlos [UNESP]

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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



Metabolic syndrome, Lifestyle change, Omega-3 fatty acids, Obesity, Inflammation, Oxidative stress

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Journal of Functional Foods, v. 19, p. 922-928, 2015.