Fish Oil Reduces Insulin Resistance
The Metabolic Syndrome is a collection of symptoms linked to heart disease and type 2 diabetes that include abdominal obesity, abnormal blood fats, poor blood sugar regulation, and high blood pressure. The problem is linked to genetics, overweight, sedentary lifestyle, and poor diet.
A study on rats from the University of Litoral in Argentina found that a diet high in simple sugars promoted insulin resistance and increased body fat. Adding fish oil to the diet restored metabolic health and promoted weight loss. Fish oil improves blood sugar regulation and reduces symptoms of the Metabolic Syndrome. (Nutrition, 26: 209-217, 2010)