Prevention—March 19, 2015
Compared to the placebo group, the fish oil group reported significantly less soreness in their legs and had lower levels of inflammation in their blood.
"The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have anti-inflammatory properties," says sports doctor Jordan Metzl, MD who was not involved in the study. "Just as those properties keep your heart healthy, they can keep your muscles in good shape, too." If you'd rather not take a fish oil supplement, you can always add more fish to your diet, says Metzl.
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