Eat oily fish to fight obesity
Updated: 2006-08-03 16:08 London: Eating oily fish
regularly could help fight obesity, says a study.
Previous studies have shown that Omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish
benefit the heart of healthy people and those at high risk of - or who have -
Now an Australian team of scientists has discovered that overweight people
can also benefit from fish oils, as long as they do a little exercise, reported
the online edition of Daily Mail.
Daily small doses of oil containing Omega-3 fatty acids, combined with
moderate exercise like walking for three quarters of an hour, can result in
significant weight loss, the researchers have found.
But taking the oils without exercise, or exercising without taking oils, does
not result in any weight loss, the team led by Professor Peter Howe at the
University of South Australia found.
In simple terms, fish oil increases the elasticity of blood vessel walls and
improves the flow of blood to muscles during exercises, they said.