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New Research Shows Fish Oils Can Help In The Fight Against Diabetes And Obesity

September 14, 2010 by  

New research shows fish oils can help in the fight against diabetes and obesityScientists at the University of California have discovered that omega-3 fatty acids in fish oils can help insulin in the body work properly and reduce inflammation. This could fix the problem for many Americans as the American Diabetes Association reports that 23.6 millions of people in the United States suffer from diabetes, while 26.7 percent of the population is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The scientists have found a receptor in the body called GPR-120, which — when subjected to omega-3 fatty acids — generates an anti-inflammatory response. Jerrold Olefsky, professor of medicine at UC San Diego who was involved with the research, said that "our work shows how fish oils safely do this and suggest a possible way to treating the serious problems of inflammation in obesity and in conditions like diabetes."

Scientists also suggest that fish oils could help fight against other illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.

The research is still unclear on the optimal amount of omega-3 fatty acids that could help individuals at risk of these diseases. However, it may be one step towards finding a cure for millions of Americans.ADNFCR-1961-ID-19938989-ADNFCR

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  • FreedomFighter

    Tuna is a good buy too.

  • Richard Pawley

    However, one needs to be sure that the fish oils are only from quality wild fish as farm raised fish can be quite polluted. I used to take capsules of oil from sardines and anchovies, but a few years ago I switched to Antarctic Krill oil, part of the largest biomass on earth, and the krill from the Antarctic are purer than others. However, I still use a little cod liver oil in winter but only from wild caught fish. For those who can’t afford these you can get omega-3 oil from chia seed or flax seed or flax meal. Whole seeds won’t digest but go completely through you but avoid flax oil because it begins to go rancid 15 MINUTES after being exposed to air. I use Tuna but only once a month because of the mercury that large fish contain. To help with that I take some cracked or split cell cholerella each day.

  • http://gmail i41

    I eat only red beef grown in the USA. My colestrol after being a insulin type 1 diabetic for 40+ years and a combined number 108. I don’t buy to much into these studys, fish has mercury and orher “toxins”. I will not eat beef from other countries, and stay clear of Canadian beef also. FDA hardly made a peep about the good antioxadents in beef or other positive vitamins and trace minerals.

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