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21 days of mammalian omega-3 fatty acid supplementation improves aspects of neuromuscular function and performance in male athletes compared to olive oil placebo

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, April 2022
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Title
21 days of mammalian omega-3 fatty acid supplementation improves aspects of neuromuscular function and performance in male athletes compared to olive oil placebo
Published in
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, April 2022
DOI 10.1186/s12970-015-0089-4
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Authors

Evan J. H. Lewis, Peter W. Radonic, Thomas M. S. Wolever, Greg D. Wells

Abstract

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (N-3) are essential nutrients for human health and integral components of neural tissues. There is evidence that N-3 supplementation may benefit exercise performance, however, no study has investigated the ergogenic potential of N-3 supplementation. Our objective was to determine the effect of short-term N-3 supplementation on neuromuscular-function and physical-performance in well-trained athletes. Male athletes (n = 30), 25 years (SD 4.6), training 17 h(.)wk(-1) (SD 5) completed this randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-design study. At baseline a blood sample was collected, maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVC) with electromyography (EMG) recordings were measured, and participants underwent various performance tests including a Wingate test and 250 kJ time trial (TT) followed by repeated MVC and EMG measurement. Participants were then randomly assigned to receive N-3 (5 ml seal oil, 375 mg EPA, 230 mg DPA, 510 mg DHA) or placebo (5 ml olive oil) for 21-days after which baseline testing was repeated. The magnitude-based inference approach was used to estimate the probability that N-3 had a beneficial effect on neuromuscular-function and performance of at least ±1 %. Data are shown as mean ± 90 % confidence-interval. Plasma EPA was higher on N-3 than placebo (p = 0.004) but the increases in DPA and DHA were not significant (p = 0.087, p = 0.058). N-3 supplementation had an unclear effect on MVC force (4.1 ± 6.6 %) but increased vastus lateralis EMG by 20 ± 18 % vs placebo (very likely beneficial). N-3 supplementation reduced Wingate percent power drop by 4.76 ± 3.4 % vs placebo (very likely beneficial), but the difference in TT performance was unclear (-1.9 ± 4.8 %). Our data indicates N-3 PUFA supplementation improved peripheral neuromuscular function and aspects of fatigue with an unclear effect on central neuromuscular function. Clinical trial registration NCT0201433.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 196 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 45 22%
Student > Master 39 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 9%
Researcher 14 7%
Other 12 6%
Other 44 22%
Unknown 31 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 39 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 26 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 8%
Other 27 13%
Unknown 44 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 90. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 April 2020.
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