Low Omega 3’s Increase Risk of Diabetes

Serum omega-3 fatty acid level is significantly decreased in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Low serum omega-3 fatty acids correlates with increased insulin resistance (inability to respond properly to insulin and higher blood glucose levels). Lack of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA’s such as fish oil) play a very important role in the development of diabetes mellitus and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Source: Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi, 2010; 49(4): 305-8

Advertisements