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Thursday, 23 May 2013 08:04

Fish Oil Supplements May Help Fight Against Type 2 Diabetes

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Study Suggests Omega-3 Fatty Acids Increase Levels of Hormone Tied to Insulin Sensitivity

Widely-used fish oil supplements modestly increase amounts of a hormone that is associated with lower risk of diabetes and heart disease, according to a study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

Fish oil supplements, also called omega 3 fatty acid capsules, raise levels of adiponectin in the bloodstream. Adiponectin is an important hormone that has beneficial effects on metabolic processes like glucose regulation and the modulation of inflammation. In long-term human studies, higher levels of adiponectin are associated with lower risks of type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.

“While prior animal studies found fish oil increased circulating adiponectin, whether similar effects apply in humans is not established,” said the study’s lead author, Jason Wu, PhD, of the Harvard School of Public Health.

 “By reviewing evidence from existing randomized clinical trials, we found that fish oil supplementation caused modest increases in adiponectin in the blood of humans.”

“Although higher levels of adiponectin in the bloodstream have been linked to lower risk of diabetes and coronary heart disease, whether fish oil influences glucose metabolism and development of type 2 diabetes remains unclear,” said Wu.

“However, results from our study suggest that higher intake of fish oil may moderately increase blood level of adiponectin, and these results support potential benefits of fish oil consumption on glucose control and fat cell metabolism.”

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http://www.endo-society.org/media/press/2013/Fish-Oil-Supplements-May-Help-Fight-Against-Type-2-Diabetes.cfm

 

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