The results of a 1980s human diabetes study are in.
After conducting nearly 20 years of follow-up work, researchers in Finland have discovered new evidence showing how omega-3 fatty acids have the potential to help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
The researchers, from the University of Eastern Finland, recently published their study in the journal Diabetes Care.
Preventing disease is more than just weight control and calorie counting
With type 2 diabetes sweeping through the world, this new research is important. Being overweight has long been regarded as the most significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes. That can be brought on by excessive consumption of refined sugars and processed foods. It’s obvious that bad lifestyle habits play an important role in the development of type 2 diabetes, but what about the good health habits that have been disregarded?