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Feeding couch-potato quails a daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids—heart healthy, brain-boosting oils found in fish, nuts and certain plants—can significantly boost their endurance capacity, a new study has found. And the best part is the lazy birds don't even have to exercise.
"We found that these dietary omega-3 fatty acids have a major impact on the oxidative capacity (the ability to use oxygen to create energy) of muscle in birds," says Jean-Michel Weber, a biologist at the University of Ottawa in Ontario and co-author of the research published recently in The Journal of Experimental Biology.
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