The Cooper Institute

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH


Weight Loss Study

This 6-month study examined the effects of omega-3 supplementation, in combination with exercise, on weight loss and body composition in men and women 30 to 60 years of age, who were overweight and not exercising regularly. Participants received nutritional counseling and completed food journals for review at each visit. Following training in cardiovascular and resistance exercise, they were required to perform cardiovascular exercise for 50 minutes, 3 times each week, plus light weight training 2-3 times each week. Each participant received a free 6-month membership to the Cooper Fitness Center, so that exercise could be performed on the Cooper Campus. Results of this recently completed study are currently being analyzed.


Authorship Publication  
DeFina LF, Marcoux LG, Devers SM, Cleaver JP, and Willis BL. Effects of Omega-3 Supplementation in Combination with Diet and Exercise on Weight Loss and Body Composition. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2011;93:455-62. Read Abstract