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Westminster academics to present their research project at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference in Denver
23 March 2017
The research project, conducted by PhD student Yvoni Kyriakidou and her colleagues, has been accepted for presentation in a poster at the 64th Annual Meeting, 8th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain of the American College of Sports Medicine which will take place in June at Denver, Colorado.
The aim of the research project was to find out whether supplementation with Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce muscle soreness that humans usually get after a strenuous exercise. After three weeks of Omega-3 or placebo daily intake, participants from the two groups had to perform 10 sets of 15 repetitions of leg extension with a very heavy intensity.
Examination and comparison of their blood samples and other test results showed that three weeks of Omega-3 supplementation decreased exercise-induced muscle soreness by strengthening the muscles, which means that it can be beneficial for individuals re-starting physical activity and for athletes undergoing heavy exercise regimes.
Yvoni’s opportunity to present her research at the prestigious Sports Medicine and Exercise Science Conference embodies the University of Westminster’s value to stay globally connected and establish new collaborations with scientists and researchers all over the world.
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