Gordon I Smith2, Bettina Mittendorfer2,* et al
– 60 healthy 60–85-y-old men and women assigned to receive:
(a) n–3 PUFA (n = 40) or
(b) corn oil (n = 20) therapy for 6 mo.
– Thigh muscle volume, handgrip strength, one-repetition maximum (1-RM) lower- and upper-body strength, and average power during isokinetic leg exercises were evaluated
(1) 44 subjects completed the study [29 subjects (73%) in the n–3 PUFA group; 15 subjects (75%) in the control group].
(2) Fish Oil increased thigh muscle volume (3.6%), handgrip strength (2.3 kg), 1-RM muscle strength (4.0%), and increased average isokinetic power (5.6%)
– Fish oil–derived n–3 PUFA therapy slows the normal decline in muscle mass and function in older adults
Di Girolamo FG1, Situlin R, Mazzucco S, Valentini R, Toigo G, Biolo G.
– The anabolic stimuli from amino acids or proteins, hormones (e.g. insulin) and/or physical activity in muscle can be enhanced by long-term fish oil supplements