Certain polyunsaturated fats found in food can help lower people’s chances of contracting diabetes, according to researchers at American universities.
These fats can be found specifically in soybeans, fish and sunflower oils among others. Scientists have linked consumption of linoliec acid, an acid derived from these fats, to lower levels of diabetes in a large study. This is the only way people could obtain linoleic acid, because humans cannot produce it naturally.
- Eat Omega-6 and it can help to keep you from developing Type 2 Diabetes
- Foods high in omega-6 include walnuts, fish, and soybean/sunflower oils.
- High levels of Linoleic acid obtained from the high omega-6 diet have been shown to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
“The results indicate that the individuals, who had the highest blood level of linoleic acid, the major omega-6 fat, were 35 per cent less likely to develop Type-2 diabetes in the future than those who had the least amount.”
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