A study published in the Journal of Nutrition shows that fatty fish free of environmental pollutants may reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Researchers based in Sweden and Finland assessed the diet of study participants using a novel technique called mass spectrometry-based metabolomics. This allowed them to investigate the effects of fatty fish independent of compounding factors like the presence of environmental toxins.
“We managed to separate the effect of the fish per se on diabetes risk from the effect of various environmental pollutants that are present in fish,” said lead author Lin Shi of the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.
“Protection is provided primarily by consumption of fatty fish,” added Shi. Read more…