Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Omega-3 fatty acids protect against diabetes

Omega-3 fatty acids protect against diabetes: study - Yahoo! News
"..."It is a relatively large effect," said Jill Norris... at-risk children who ate a lot of foods rich in omega-3 were 55 percent less likely to have pancreatic islet autoimmunity..."This is all omega-3 fatty acids, not just the kind that are found in fish."...children with omega-3 fatty acids in their blood cell membranes had a 37 percent decreased risk of having islet autoimmunity"...Omega-3 fatty acids interfere with enzymes that play a role in inflammation, a potential trigger for type 1 diabetes..."

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