FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Eating oily fish but not oily fish is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a study published online Jan. 11 in Diabetes Care .
Guo-Chong Chen of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and colleagues used data from 392,287 middle-aged and older participants (55 percent women) in the UK biobank to assess the links between oily and non-oily fish consumption and fish oil using supplements T2D incident.
The researchers found that 7,262 cases of T2D occurred during a mean follow-up of 10.1 years. For those who reported less than one serving / week, one serving / week, and two or more servings / week of oily fish consumption, the multivariably adjusted hazard rates of T2D were 0.84, 0.78 and 0.78, respectively, compared to participants who who reported never consuming oily fish. There was no association between the consumption of non-oily fish and the risk of T2D. There was a 9 percent lower risk of T2D in subjects who reported regular fish oil consumption at baseline compared to non-users, and an 18 percent lower risk among regular baseline fish oil users who also did at least one of the 24-hour periods. Diet fish oil consumption reported recalls against constant non-users.
“It is currently advisable to recommend fresh, oily fish as part of a healthy diet in place of fish oil supplements for diabetes prevention,” the authors write.
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