Re: Fish oil capsules
- From: "oldal4865" <oldal4865@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 07:48:46 -0500
Protagonist wrote in message ...
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What the fish oil do to diabetics?
I eat fish every week, so taking fish oil would it change any thing?
Fish oil can help your cholesterol and your risk of heart attack. I
suggest (but don't know of course) that fish oil every day is superior to
fish once a week.
The cardiologist who advises one of my Diabetes Support Groups recommends:
3 gram fish oil per day for folks who are at risk for heart disease
6 gram fish oil per day for folks with symptoms of heart disease
9 gram fish oil per day for folks at serious risk of heart attack and/or
have already had a heart attack.
My interpretation of the medical sites is that merely having diabetes puts
us in the 3 gram fish oil day class. Some of us may have symptoms or
indications which warrant jumping into the 6 or 9 gram/day classes.
The Italians conducted the GISSI-Prevenzione study which used 1 gram fish
oil per day in a study of 11,000 heart attack patients, comparing fish
oil therapy (1 gram/day), vitamin E therapy, both therapies, and
controls (neither therapy). The Vitamin E didn't seem to do anything
about heart attacks but the results of the fish oil groups were striking,
". . . .the finding that the major factor in the mortality reduction by n-3
PUFAs [ from fish oil ] resulted from a striking 45% reduction in sudden
cardiac deaths,. . ."
When our very good endo gives his Type 2 Diabetes training lecture, he
states that a recently diagnosed Type 2 should consider himself to be in the
same heart attack risk group as a person who recently had a heart attack,
i.e. IMO, just like the subjects in the GISSI-Prevenzione study.
In contrast, the DART trial found that fatty fish, eaten twice a week,
cut the all-cause death rate by 29%.
Another striking effect of fish oil supplement is a very strong effect on
high triglycerides. People with high Insulin Resistance (most Type 2
diabetics) are especially prone to high triglycerides
If you like doctor-ese, here's a sample
". . .The addition of omega-3 fatty acids [ from fish oil ] to the diet
lowers triglyceride levels, an effect that is pronounced in those with
marked hypertriglyceridemia. The triglyceride-lowering effect is not seen
with plant sources of n-3 PUFA. In those patients with type V
hyperlipidemia, the use of fish oil supplements is an important therapeutic
option. Connor listed the following putative mechanisms of dietary n-3 PUFA
on lipoprotein metabolism in humans: (1) inhibition of VLDL triglyceride
synthesis, (2) decreased apoprotein B synthesis, (3) enhancement of VLDL
turnover with an increased fractional catabolic rate of VLDL, (4) depression
of LDL synthesis, and (5) reduction of postprandial lipemia. . . ."
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