Re: Shellfish May Raise Diabetes Risk



Kurt <kurtwheeling1965@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetesnewsarticle.jsp?storyId=21153544&filename=20091021/reuters20091021health00000011reutershealthewEDIT.xml

: or

: http://tinyurl.com/ylcnkud

: (excerpt)

: NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating white and oily fish regularly may
: provide protection against type 2 diabetes, but eating shellfish may
: have the opposite effect, a study from the UK hints.

: The study team noted about 25 percent less risk type 2 diabetes among
: men and women who reported eating one or more, as opposed to fewer,
: servings of white or oily fish each week.

: Unexpectedly, however, they found that men and women who ate similar
: amounts of shellfish -- primarily prawns, crab, and mussels -- had
: about 36 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

: But "it may not be the 'shellfish' per se which increased the risk for
: diabetes," Dr. Nita Forouhi, of Addenbrooke's Hospital, University of
: Cambridge, noted in an email to Reuters Health.

: Rather, the cooking and preparation methods used in the UK, for
: example, oils used when frying or butter- and mayonnaise-based sauces
: served with shellfish, may increase cholesterol intake which, in turn,
: may raise diabetes risk.

Well, I guess it pays to be kosher:-) Some benefit to having to give up
all that lovely shellfish.

Wendy
.