Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Omega-3 Supplements May Reduce Inflammation
These findings suggest that omega-3 supplementation decreases soreness, as a marker of inflammation, after eccentric exercise. Subjects performed enough eccentric bicep curls to induce soreness, and those taking 3,000 mg of omega-3 supplement reported 15% less soreness than a previous trial. Arm circumference increased after eccentric exercise in the control trial but not in the omega-3 trial. Similar results are reported here: Omega-3 fatty acids supplementation attenuates inflammatory markers after eccentric exercise in untrained men Finally, this paper Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Inflammation and Autoimmune Diseases Artemis reviews the anti-inflammatory benefits linked to omega-3 fats and other medical conditions including arthritis.