Fatty acid concentrations linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that high serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations are linked to a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Writing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the researchers note that although it has been speculated that a high intake of omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids may increase the risk of several chronic diseases - as these fatty acids have been suggested to promote low-grade inflammation, among other things - studies conducted on humans have not established a link between even a high intake of omega-6 fatty acids and inflammation.

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