“Enhancing Adaptations to Exercise”
Researchers are trying to understand how chronic inflammation affects muscle function and responses to exercise.They are also trying to determine if suppressing chronic inflammation using omega-3 fatty acids (n3-PUFA) restores skeletal muscle function and exercise responsiveness in older adults.
Drug - n3-PUFA
participants will be instructed to swallow 2 softgels twice per day with meals (morning and evening) for a total of 4 softgels per day. The DHA/EPA softgels will each contain ~465mg of EPA and ~375mg of DHA for a total daily dosage of 3.4g/day. Additionally, each capsule will contain SCI's proprietary Advance Lipid TechnologiesTM (ALTTM) containing the surfactants polysorbate 80, NF (~381 mg) and poloxamer 237, NF (~8.8 mg).
Drug - Placebo
Patients in this group will be supplemented with placebo capsules containing soybean oil. Participants will be instructed to swallow 2 placebo soft gels twice per day with meals (morning and evening) for a total of 4 soft gels per day. The duration of the intervention will be 6 months.
Enhancing Adaptations to Exercise