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Study Finds Diabetics Can Benefit From ‘good’ Fats

October 19, 2009 by  

Switching from butter and other saturated fat sources to polyunsaturated fats in the diet may help diabetics reduce their body fat, according to a new study.

According to Reuters, the study appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition followed 35 obese diabetic women with an average age of 60 for four months. Each took a nutritional supplement containing either eight grams of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) or safflower oil every day.

Researchers say the women showed a small decline in body mass index and shed a couple pounds of body fat while on CLA. While taking the safflower oil, the women lost body fat in the trunk area and gained some muscle mass. Their blood sugar levels showed a general decline as well.

In addition to taking nutritional supplements, the study’s author says working polyunsaturated oils into the diet can be beneficial. Using safflower oil in salad dressings or using it to cook vegetables is an easy way to take advantage of its healthful benefits.

CLA, on the other hand, is harder to get through diet.ADNFCR-1961-ID-19405258-ADNFCR

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  • Biresh

    Sir, mustard oil is still better. Mustard oil is low in cholestrol and has other ingrediants which help in smooth functioning of the heart. The pungent smell of mustard leaves if you put a few drops of water on mustard oil and then then heat the oil for some time.

  • http://BobLivingstonAlternativeMedicine Michelle

    I am trying to understand what the test results were.
    Is the author trying to say safflower oil is better than CLA?
    Most alternative doctors are against safflower oil.

  • Barry E Lerner

    Just what is the article claiming? A more ambiguous presentation is hard to imagine. The lead sentence reports switching from A to B, but the description is addition of 2 supplements rather than switching anything. Nor are the supplements adequately characterized; are they different chemically? Are they related to saturated fats or unsaturated? Or to neither? Which might be better?

    If this is characteristic of Mr. Livingston’s presentations, one might wish to wish to press the delete key.

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