Fish Linked to Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

More Diabetes In Control Aug 2, 2011, 7:58 pm

Dietary fish consumption is linked to a lower risk for type 2 diabetes in men but not in women, according to the results of a study done in Japan. The study cohort consisted of 22,921 men and 29,759 women 45 to 75 years old with no history of diabetes. Of 971 new cases of type 2 diabetes self-reported during the 5-year period, 572 were in men, and 399 were in women. Fish intake in men was significantly associated with a reduced risk for type 2 diabetes. Fish consumption in women was not significantly related to a risk for type 2 diabetes. “In a population with high fish and seafood intake, fish consumption was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes in men but not in women,” the study authors write. “We speculated that the null finding in women in the current study may have been due to their relatively high proportion of body fat mass, which may have been responsible for higher levels of accumulation of fat-soluble chemicals, which negated the benefit of fish intake on glucose metabolism.” Am J Clin Nutr. Published online July 20, 2011. … Read the Rest

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