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Eating less to lose weight does not work for everyone. Now a team including Irish scientists have discovered your immune system plays a major role in regulating body weight.
It could be responsible for as much as 40pc of your body’s ability to regulate weight.
The team of researchers who made this ground breaking discovery includes Prof Donal O’ Shea, consultant endocrinologist at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin and Dr Lydia Lynch, associate professor at Trinity College Dublin.
If you exercise sporadically and tend to damage muscles as a result, a new oil from marine mussels could help.
The omega oil has been found to have significant positive effects on post-exercise muscle damage.
Previously the supplement with the pharmaceutical name Lyprinol or Omega XL has been used to reduce the effects of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and exercise induced asthma.