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(Relax news) - On the heels of a recent study that finds fish oil can reverse the negative effects of junk food on the brain comes more good news: fish oil supplements could also help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, a new Harvard University study has found.

Fish oil supplements, also called omega-3 fatty acid capsules, raise levels of the hormone adiponectin, which has been linked to insulin sensitivity. High levels of adiponectin have been 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," the study's lead author, Jason Wu from the Harvard School of Public Health, said in a news release.

For their study, the researchers conducted an analysis of 14 clinical trials involving 682 subjects who were treated with fish oil, with 641 given a placebo, such as olive or sunflower oils. In those taking fish oil, adiponectin levels increased by 0.37 micrograms per milliliter of blood.

Since the effects of fish oil varied significantly in the studies analyzed, the researchers suggested that omega-3 fatty acids could have a stronger effect in certain groups of people -- but more research is needed to determine which groups would receive the most benefit from fish oil supplementation.

"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."

The study, announced this week, is slated for publication in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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One may consume fish oil since it is edible and harmless but you cannot depend on it solely for managing your diabetes.

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Not asking you to take fish oil supplement only, you also have to take aloe vera juice (Barbadensis miller).

Virendu, What about vegetarians? I think they can take a Tb spoon of "Alsi" and walnut ,twice a day (Morn. + Evening). Kindly commrnt?

vegetarians can take omega fatty acid capsules (fish oil once /twice a day) in order to live happily with diabetis pcrao

fish oil capsule is good


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Kindly go through the wording clearly. First-of all diabetes and risk of getting diabetes. Fish Oil is reducing the risk. When no-one has understood the mechanism of getting diabetes, I feel we are hitting in the dark for a solution. It cannot be that simple and that direct.

I am myself diabetic from last 8 years. After consuming the fish oil supplement (omega-3) I got good result. That's why I shared it.

Mr. Kader can you share me the company name of which you are using for omega 3 since their are many fraud company dealing in this. Secondly can you share me what amount of does you are taking and from how long and what are the positive benefit you absorbed after consuming it for so so period in your body.

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