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Combination of strength training with fish oil supplementation lowers blood pressure
When people start exercising with weights, they become stronger. If they combine their workouts with fish oil supplementation, they will not only get stronger, but also lower their blood pressure - read: reduce their risk of having a heart attack or stroke. The American movement scientist Sang-Rok Lee of New Mexico State University discovered this in a study in which 28 people over 60 functioned as test subjects.
The test subjects in a second group trained twice a week. [RT] Every workout, the subjects trained the largest muscle groups of their body with 5 basic exercises - lat pull-down, seated row, bicep curl, leg press, calf rise - with a load that allowed a maximum of 10 reps. These test subjects also took a placebo.
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Supplementation with fish oil in combination with fish oil lowered blood pressure. In the RTFO group, systole decreased by 7.8 points and diastole decreased by 4.5 points.