Fish Oil as a Healthy Source of Good Fat

It is a well-known fact that fish oil is a healthy source of fat. A recent study suggests that it may also reduce fatty substances found in the blood of people that suffer from type 2 diabetes.

The study, involving over 40 adults taking a supplement with 4 grams of fish oil over 8 weeks, proved that it lowered levels of triacylglycerol, a fatty substance that contributes to heart disease. It was also discovered that levels of HDL (high-density lipoprotein), good cholesterol, rose with those who took fish oil.

The study was published in the Diabetes Care magazine and reported that people taking fish oil supplements showed LDL (low-density lipids) and HDL feel by almost 1%. Though this may be a small quantity, it is a most healthy reduction in fat in the blood for diabetics.

While taking fish oil supplements is helpful, eating fatty fish like salmon and mackerel is the natural way to gain plenty of fish oils.

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