Monday, November 19, 2012

More research on the benefits of omega 3 fat

Omega 3 fatty acids have been found to provide multiple health benefits according to numerous studies.
Sometimes researchers use food-frequency questionnaires to assess data. The data based on such information may not always be reliable.

The study reviewed here was instead based on data from measurements of the omega 3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the participants blood plasma (Djousse L, et al. 2011). The researchers investigated the association between these omega 3 fatty acids and type 2 diabetes.

The results documented that the participants with the highest level of these types of fatty acids had a lower risk for diabetes.

Most people get too little omega 3 fat in their diet. A high quality fish oil with high amount of EPA and DHA is an easy way to increase your omega 3 fat intake.

3 capsules of the "Better Fish Oil" daily will give you a good amount of EPA and DHA.

To read the original abstract, click on the reference below.


Djoussé L, Biggs ML, Lemaitre RN, King IB, Song X, Ix JH, Mukamal KJ, Siscovick DS, Mozaffarian D. Plasma omega-3 fatty acids and incident diabetes in older adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 May 18.

Courtesy of Dr. Sopler -

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