Study: is linseed oil better than fish?

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Linseed oil showed better effects than fish during a study

The nutritionist Melanie Köhler from the University of Jena was awarded the Alpro Foundation Award 2013, which is endowed with 2,500 euros. In her study, the award winner examined whether linseed oil can serve as an omega-3 fatty acid supplier instead of sea fish. Linseed oil is particularly rich in alpha-linolenic acid, which the human body can convert into the long-chain and health-protecting omega-3 fatty acids.

The subjects in the study - nine men and ten women - were on average 62 years old. All of them had high blood pressure and were overweight. In addition, there were disorders of the blood sugar metabolism. They were given two tablespoons of linseed oil daily for eight weeks. They were not allowed to eat fish during the study period. After eight weeks it was found that the subjects had approximately twice as many omega-3 fatty acids in the blood as at the start of the study. In addition, blood pressure levels were lower and blood lipids improved. (pm)

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