Studies related to Oxygenation Cost of Exercise and Fish oil

DHA-rich Fish Oil Increases The Omega-3 Index And Lowers The Oxygen Cost Of Physiologically Stressful Cycling In Trained Individuals

Effect None
Values Average change in oxygen cost in L/min/100 W over 5-minute cycling time trial Placebo: -0.02 Fish oil: -0.16 P reported as < 0.05. Data extracted from Figure 6 of paper graphically.
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 6+ Months
Number of Subjects 26
Sex Male
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Body Types Overweight
Notes for this study:
This study explored the effects of fish oil supplementation for eight weeks in aerobically trained young men. The study tested a wide variety of outcomes related to intensive cycling performance. There were no significant effects on power output or maximal voluntary contraction during cycling. However, the oxygen cost of exercise relative normalized to power output was lower in the supplementation group. The main benefit was seen during the first two minutes of a 5-minute time trial.
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