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Inclusion of fish or fish oil in weight-loss diets for young adults: effects on blood lipids.
Int J Obes (Lond). 2008 Jul; 32(7):1105-12.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To assess the effects of fish (lean or oily) and fish oil consumption on blood lipid concentration during weight loss.

DESIGN

Randomized, controlled 8-week trial of energy-restricted diet varying in fish and fish oil content. Subjects, 324 men and women, aged 20-40 years, body mass index 27.5-32.5 kg m(-2), from Iceland, Spain and Ireland, were randomized to one of four groups: (1) control (sunflower oil capsules, no seafood), (2) cod diet (3 x 150 g week(-1)), (3) salmon diet (3 x 150 g week(-1)), (4) fish oil (DHA/EPA capsules, no seafood). The macronutrient composition of the diets was similar between the groups and the capsule groups were single-blinded.

MEASUREMENTS

Total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triacylglycerol (TG) and anthropometrics were measured at baseline and end point.

RESULTS

The difference in logTG lowering between the control group and the cod diet, salmon diet and fish oil from baseline to end point was -0.036 (95% CI -0.079 to 0.006), -0.060 (-0.101 to -0.018) and -0.037 (-0.079 to 0.006), respectively. Reduction in TC was about 0.2 mmol l(-1) greater in the fish groups (cod and salmon) than in the control group, but only of borderline significance when adjusting for weight loss. HDL tended to decrease less in the diet groups consuming a significant amount of n-3 fatty acids (salmon and fish oil).

CONCLUSION

Weight-loss diet including oily fish resulted in greater TG reduction than did a diet without fish or fish oil. Controlled trials using whole fish as a test meal are encouraged to be able to elucidate the role of different constituents of fish for human health.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Unit for Nutrition Research, Landspitali-University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18490931

Citation

Gunnarsdottir, I, et al. "Inclusion of Fish or Fish Oil in Weight-loss Diets for Young Adults: Effects On Blood Lipids." International Journal of Obesity (2005), vol. 32, no. 7, 2008, pp. 1105-12.
Gunnarsdottir I, Tomasson H, Kiely M, et al. Inclusion of fish or fish oil in weight-loss diets for young adults: effects on blood lipids. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008;32(7):1105-12.
Gunnarsdottir, I., Tomasson, H., Kiely, M., Martinéz, J. A., Bandarra, N. M., Morais, M. G., & Thorsdottir, I. (2008). Inclusion of fish or fish oil in weight-loss diets for young adults: effects on blood lipids. International Journal of Obesity (2005), 32(7), 1105-12. https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2008.64
Gunnarsdottir I, et al. Inclusion of Fish or Fish Oil in Weight-loss Diets for Young Adults: Effects On Blood Lipids. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008;32(7):1105-12. PubMed PMID: 18490931.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Inclusion of fish or fish oil in weight-loss diets for young adults: effects on blood lipids. AU - Gunnarsdottir,I, AU - Tomasson,H, AU - Kiely,M, AU - Martinéz,J A, AU - Bandarra,N M, AU - Morais,M G, AU - Thorsdottir,I, Y1 - 2008/05/20/ PY - 2008/5/21/pubmed PY - 2008/9/16/medline PY - 2008/5/21/entrez SP - 1105 EP - 12 JF - International journal of obesity (2005) JO - Int J Obes (Lond) VL - 32 IS - 7 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of fish (lean or oily) and fish oil consumption on blood lipid concentration during weight loss. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled 8-week trial of energy-restricted diet varying in fish and fish oil content. Subjects, 324 men and women, aged 20-40 years, body mass index 27.5-32.5 kg m(-2), from Iceland, Spain and Ireland, were randomized to one of four groups: (1) control (sunflower oil capsules, no seafood), (2) cod diet (3 x 150 g week(-1)), (3) salmon diet (3 x 150 g week(-1)), (4) fish oil (DHA/EPA capsules, no seafood). The macronutrient composition of the diets was similar between the groups and the capsule groups were single-blinded. MEASUREMENTS: Total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triacylglycerol (TG) and anthropometrics were measured at baseline and end point. RESULTS: The difference in logTG lowering between the control group and the cod diet, salmon diet and fish oil from baseline to end point was -0.036 (95% CI -0.079 to 0.006), -0.060 (-0.101 to -0.018) and -0.037 (-0.079 to 0.006), respectively. Reduction in TC was about 0.2 mmol l(-1) greater in the fish groups (cod and salmon) than in the control group, but only of borderline significance when adjusting for weight loss. HDL tended to decrease less in the diet groups consuming a significant amount of n-3 fatty acids (salmon and fish oil). CONCLUSION: Weight-loss diet including oily fish resulted in greater TG reduction than did a diet without fish or fish oil. Controlled trials using whole fish as a test meal are encouraged to be able to elucidate the role of different constituents of fish for human health. SN - 1476-5497 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18490931/Inclusion_of_fish_or_fish_oil_in_weight_loss_diets_for_young_adults:_effects_on_blood_lipids_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2008.64 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -