Author | Jennifer Prince


Omega-6 fatty acids may increase fat accumulation, insulin resistance in subjects with type 2 diabetes, study suggests

January 07, 2019

The researchers found that a high serum dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (DGLA), an omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid, was associated with obesity, body fat accumulation, a high alanine amino transferase level, and insulin resistance in Japanese subjects with type 2 diabetes.

Impact of dietary supplements, diet on metabolic health explored in review

January 04, 2019

The review found that dietary supplements and foods including omega-3s, polyphenols, and vitamin D, plus fruits and vegetables, may be effective in reducing pro-inflammatory cytokines found in metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular risks, and obesity, and may also improve the body’s lipid profile.

Mangosteen extract may improve insulin response, promote weight loss in obese subjects, pilot study suggests

January 02, 2019

The study results indicated a possible supplementary role of mangosteen extract in managing weight, improving insulin response, and reducing inflammation, in obese female patients with insulin resistance.

Interaction between omega-3 fatty acids, statins for heart health explored in review

October 01, 2018

The review found that the combination of omega-3s and statins for heart health can sometimes be complementary, but can also be antagonistic. The authors note that further intervention studies are needed to explore the interaction.