Two new studies reveal interesting research that suggests that Omega 3 fats play an important part in both avoiding weight gain in obese patients but also in helping with short term weight loss too.
Dietary linoleic acid elevates endogenous 2-AG and anandamide and induces obesity by Alvheim et al National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), Bergen, Norway ,? National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA? Department of Bio-medicine, University of Bergen, Norway published in Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Feb 15
London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston said? “The Norwegian study looked at endocannabinoid function, that affects mood and appetite and explored the idea that an imbalance of Omega 6 and Omega 3 affects this system, boosting hunger. Unfortunately this study was on mice so human trials are needed to prove this hypothesis and their claim that ‘the adipogenic effect of LA can be prevented by consuming sufficient EPA and DHA to reduce the AA -phospholipid pool and normalize endocannabinoid tone’ ”
“However is not rocket science and in clinic I frequently witness a body’s apparent response to a lack of particular nutrients and seemingly crisis manage the situation by releasing hormones to encourage over eating causing weight gain”
“The idea of? ‘eat fat to lose fat’ is not a new one as has been championed my manufacturers and suppliers of flax seed and? flax seed oil for many years.”
“However vegetarian / vegan algae Omega 3 EPA and DHA is a much more reliable way of re-balancing an imbalance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 as the fats are pre-converted and thus less affected by depleted stores of synergistic vitamins and minerals to process the fats and confounding factors such as mental and physical stress.”
“The other study published in British Journal of Nutrition in January showed that in a double-blind, randomized study of two diets, the group that ate a diet that featured fish oil enjoyed a greater fat loss than the placebo group. This adds further weight to the argument that a diet richer in Omega 3 aids successful weight management protocol.
Once again algae Omega 3 seems a superior logical choice as standard fish oil is typically over 70% NOT Omega 3 fats and also risks contamination with mercury and PCBs which is likely to hinder weight loss.”
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Yvonne Bishop-Weston is lead clinical nutritionist and founder of? Foods for Life Health and Nutrition Consultancy with clinics in London Harley Street, Surrey and Hampshire and believes the current reliance on fish oil is unsustainable for both health and the good of the planet.