Quails Get Super Fit By Simply Eating Omega-3 Diet

Friday, March 27, 2009 - 07:21 in Biology & Nature

Semi-palmated sandpipers migrate over thousands of miles, but how do they build up for the ultramarathon? By simply eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids according to a new study. Researchers fed sedentary bobwhite quails that don't exercise a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and found that the birds' fitness improved by up to 90 percent. A diet of omega-3 fatty acids can make birds fit by simply eating.

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