Stop Prediabetes with “MUFAs” From Fish

Long chain monounsaturated fatty acids from fish may benefit metabolic syndrome and help stop prediabetes.

omega-3 pre diabetes diet supplement and metabolic syndrome managementI have posted often on the benefits of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA and DHA (PUFAs) that are primarily obtained from fish oil.  Long-chain monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) may also play a positive role in health.  A study suggests that long-chain MUFAs from fish sources may improve insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk factors associated with prediabetes metabolic syndrome.

The study, that used a mouse model, was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.   The results suggest that blood glucose, insulin, and lipid concentrations are enhanced, and insulin sensitivity is improved in mice fed a diet rich in marine fish derived long-chain monounsaturated fatty acids.

The fish-oil-derived MUFAs in this study decreased the elements of pre-diabetes metabolic syndrome that the smart readers of the Nutrientology family know all too well.  They:

  • decreased insulin resistance
  • improved hyperglycemia
  • reduced insulin levels
  • decreased blood fat and cholesterol levels
  • decreased obesity-induced inflammation

Previous research has suggested that diets rich in short chain monounsaturated fatty acids are effective in improving insulin sensitivity, leading to improvements in one’s lipid profile, whole body inflammation, and endothelial dysfunction.  This study provides potential benefits of long chain MUFAs as well.

The authors concluded that increased dietary intake of long-chain monounsaturated fatty acids may positively correlate with improved fat tissue metabolism and decreased fat tissue inflammation, “thereby attenuating metabolic syndrome risk factors.”

Stop prediabetes by getting both long-chain polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids in your diet by regularly eating fish – Overcome the components of metabolic syndrome.

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About Robert Creighton

Dr. Creighton is a podiatrist and foot surgeon with over 26 years in podiatric practice treating thousands of patients afflicted with the physiological, physical, and psychological side effects and complications of diabetes and pre-diabetes metabolic syndrome. He believes these disorders present a pressing public health concern that need to be more actively addressed in a multidisciplinary way. Dr. Creighton graduated from what is now the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine after receiving his undergraduate degree in Biology. He is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, a member of the American Public Health Association, an American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and a Member of the American Nutrition Association.

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