Dietary intake of DHA omega 3 essential fatty acids is woefully lacking all around the world. In populations that have adequate access to other foods this correlates strongly with the world-wide obesity epidemic. A new study reviews the multiple mechanisms by which omega 3 fatty acids, especially DHA, can combat the obesity epidemic.
It is now recognized that the health of your white adipose tissue combined with the health of your liver are of vital importance to the metabolic efficiency that enables you to metabolize calories and not gain weight. In what might be called “nutritional elegance” the omega 3 fatty acids are vital to multiple aspects of fat metabolism and a lack of them drastically impairs your liver and white adipose tissue from functioning normally.
Not only do omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation in both white adipose tissue and your liver, they coordinate gene signals that help your body burn fat and help your body not package up calories and store them as fat.
Omega 3 fatty acids, especially DHA, are indispensible in the process of healthy weight loss and restoring the efficiency of your metabolism. They will not offset the blatant overconsumption of food, but they will help you tremendously if you eat within your means and exercise consistently.