Thursday, August 19, 2010
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A recent clinical study showed the bioavailability of omega-3 and the improvement of weight control after eating meat from linseed-fed animals.

This double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted in 160 overweight volunteers of a 90 days experimental diet rich principally in animal fat with a low polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)/saturated fatty acid (SFA) ratio and a low n-6/n-3 ratio, using animal products obtained from linseed-fed animals. The control diet provided less animal fat, a higher PUFA/SFA ratio and a higher n-6/n-3 ratio.

In the experimental group, individuals had blood parameters improved compared to the control group: increase in red blood cell, α-linolenic acid, DHA and EPA concentrations. A reduction in weight, BMI and hip circumference has also been noted in both groups without significant differences. However, 150 days after the end of the study, no significant weight gain has been measured in the experimental group in contrast to the control group.

In this war against obesity, the study highlights the importance of food quality and underlines the potential of foods derived from linseed-fed animals, principle of the industry “lin tradition bleu blanc coeur”, to fight against this scourge.

Reference: Legrand P, Schmitt B, Mourot J, Catheline D, Chesneau G, Mireaux M, Kerhoas N, Weill P, “The consumption of food products from linseed-fed animals maintains erythrocyte omega-3 fatty acids in obese humans”, Lipids 2010 Jan;45(1):11-9