|Table 1: Mean change in adiposity measures in the omega-3 supplement and placebo groups|
No significant weight-reduction benefit was seen with the addition of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in this weightloss study with lifestyle intervention. Overall, the participants in both arms lost .5% of their body weight, which was considered clinically significant in prior trials of diet, exercise, or medication.A final word, before you throw away your fish oil supplies: There is one thing, which to my mind could have changed the outcome of the study considerably and that would be the use of a standard or even better a high DHA fish oil preparation. I've been following this discussion for quite some time now and whenever there were negative effects associated with fish oil supplementation, i.e. blocking the immune system, downregulation of the HPTA, etc. these were related to the highly anti-inflammatory EPA content of the oils. So, if you insist on taking your fish oil. Look for a brand that has a low EPA:DHA ratio and do not forget that for hard training athletes on low carb diets the "bad" saturated fats are "essential", as well.