FISH CONSUMPTION AND THE RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES

  • Rodica Strachinariu
Keywords: monounsaturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, fish contaminants, glucose control

Abstract

It is currently estimated that 285 million people suffer from diabetes in the world and by the year 2025 will be double. Diabetes mellitus appears to confer an excess risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. Among the lifestyle factors that might influence the development of diabetes, dietary factor is one of the most important. In recent years a number of studies have remarked the nutritional benefits of fish consumption like proteins, vitamins and especially omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids which may protect against coronary heart disease, mortality, stroke, type 2 diabetes. Fish must be an important part of a balanced diet but the presence of environmental contaminants found in fish and the cooking method must be essential aspects to balance benefits and risks of a regular consumption. Many studies have been reported a positive effect of diets high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids on insulin sensitivity and glucose control. Is well known that the risk of type 2 diabetes increase with the duration and the degree of obesity

Published
2011-12-15
How to Cite
Strachinariu, Rodica. 2011. “FISH CONSUMPTION AND THE RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 18 (4), 335-60. https://rjdnmd.org/index.php/RJDNMD/article/view/329.
Section
Review Articles