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Consuming fish oils may reduce diabetes risk

Written by Super User   |   Posted: 01/16/2014 06:25 PM IST

A new research has revealed that consuming fish oils may reduce type 2 diabetes risk. Study by researchers suggest that fish and fish oils have high concentrations of serum long-chain omega-3 fatty acids that helps in lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.

The research on Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study (KIHD), that is still on, was conducted by University of Eastern Finland. For the study 2,212 men in the age group of 42 and 60 years were chosen, in 1984-1989 when the study started. The serum omega-3 fatty acid concentrations of these men was determined.

A follow-up study of these men was undertaken, which revealed that 422 men were now suffering from type 2 diabetes. Based on the concentrations of serum long-chain omega-3 fatty acid the men were divided into four categories.

The study revealed that men who had been categorized under the highest concentration of serum omega-3 fatty acid had 33% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, than men who had the lowest concentration in the four group categorization.

This study that draws a relationship between consumption of fish and type 2 diabetes was published in Diabetes Care journal.

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