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1 Assistant Professor of exercise physiology, Faculty of physical education and sport sciences, university of Tehran , Tehran, Iran

2 PhD student in exercise physiology, Faculty of physical education and sport sciences, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran


The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of omega-3 supplementation on C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen in athletic women after single bout of exhaustive exercise. Fourteen athletic women (mean ± SD age 21.17±0.78 years, 21.24±2.32 mass, 45.74±4.97 VO2max) participated in a randomized, double-blind crossover study. Subjects entered the study on their normal diet, and then received either fish oil capsules containing 3.2g eicosapentaenoic acid and 2.2g docosahexaenoic acid (n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid) capsule or placebo containing olive oil taken daily for 3 weeks. Blood sampling has been collected, pre and post exhaustive exercise, before and after supplementation periods.exercise performed on treadmill until exhaustion. The data were analyzed by two-way ANOVA. Statistical differences were considered significant at P


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