Omega-3 increased strength in women

Doctors were curious whether omega-3 fish oil supplements would increase muscle mass, and whether older men and women would differ in their results.

In this study, 27 men and 23 women, average age 71 and slightly overweight, took a placebo or 2,100 mg of EPA plus 600 mg of DHA per day for 18 weeks. Everyone did leg resistance training twice per week during this time. While there was no benefit in men, and no increase in muscle size for men or women, women who took omega3s saw muscle strength increase 34 percent compared to 16 percent for women taking the placebo.

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