Category: Osteoporosis

New Research: Long-term aerobic exercise and omega-3 supplementation modulate osteoporosis through inflammatory mechanisms in post-menopausal women: a randomized, repeated measures study

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of long-term aerobic exercise and omega-3 (N-3) supplementation on serum inflammatory markers, bone mineral density (BMD), and bone biomarkers in post-menopausal women. The study found that long-term aerobic exercise training plus N-3 supplementation together have a positive effect in reducing inflammation and augmenting BMD in post-menopausal osteoporosis.

Source: Nutrition and Metabolism, Volume 8, page 71, 2011.

How Fish Oils Work in Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

The GPR120 receptor is found only on pro-inflammatory macrophages in mature fat cells. When the receptor is turned off, the macrophage produces inflammation. Unchecked inflammation has been linked to insulin resistance, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and heart disease.  When exposed to omega-3 fatty acids, specifically those found in fish oil, the GPR120 receptor is activated resulting in broad anti-inflammatory effects and improved systemic insulin sensitivity.

Source: journal Cell, 9-2-2010