TomBAvoider Posted September 15, 2016 Report Share Posted September 15, 2016 Boy, the controversy over fats - which are good for you and which not, how much to consume and so on, we seem to know less than ever. Old conventional wisdom has been so thoroughly debunked, that we're left with completely random recommendations. Here's the latest - now it seems the highest consumers of omega-3 including from healthy sources such as fatty fish are at dramatically elevated risk of developing diabetes. And worse: it was particularly pronounced for those whose BMI was within the normal range rather than overweight. Who knew?! Sadly this is a pretty thin article and I can't find the study, but here's what we have for now: Consumption of certain fatty acids linked to type 2 diabetes in women "A total of 71 334 women who were non-diabetic at baseline were followed from 1993 to 2011. Subsequent diabetes diagnoses were identified using questionnaires and drug reimbursement claims, and incident cases were subsequently validated. Fatty acid consumption in 1993 was estimated from a validated dietary questionnaire. Computer modelling was used to calculate the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A positive association was observed between high omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid consumption and the risk of type 2 diabetes; this persisted after adjustment for confounders, including other fatty acid groups and body mass index (BMI). Those women with the highest consumption (the top third or 33%, more than 1.6g per day) had a 26% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with the lowest 33% consumption group (less than 1.3g per day)." Lowest consumption of omega 3 was shown as best - LOL as the kids say. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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