Omega-3 Fats Increase Fat Loss

September 3rd, 2007 by Paul Johnson

Omega-3 Fats are extremely beneficial for health and bodybuilding reasons. New research shows there may be yet another reason to take omega-3. One study was done on obese individuals and a very low calorie diet. The group who supplemented with Omega-3 (unfortunately not listed in amount) lost 3 more lbs then their counterparts. They also had lower inflammatory hormone Fibrinogen and lower hip circumference.

The study was only over 3 weeks with obese individuals, so 3 lbs is significant difference between the two groups. This isn't the only study, as there are a few other studies that point to a connection, even with leaner people. This shows that not only is omega-3 beneficial in aiding fat loss during cutting, but it might also help against fat gain during bulking. I know I've seen other studies where monounsaturated fat and omega 3 fats helps reduce visceral fat compared to saturated fats. Visceral fat is a nasty fat that is stored inside your organs and also your abdomen and causes most of the health problems. Saturated fats tend to increase insulin tolerance and it seems like visceral fat may be stored due to higher insulin tolerance. That may explain also why older people also tend to store more of their fat as visceral.

  1. George on August 26th, 2008

    What dose of omega three do you take daily to see weight loss results