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Fish Consumption And Diabetes Risk

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by biohacked.entrepreneur, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. biohacked.entrepreneur

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    There’s little question that fish contain environmental pollutants such as mercury and PCBs with, generally, bigger fish such as shark and tuna containing more and smaller fish like sardines containing less. That’s been common knowledge between health researchers for a while now. The real question is whether that translates into any of the major degenerative diseases in people (such as cancer or diabetes).

    Well, sadly, in the case of diabetes it does appear to be the case.

    Here’s a great video by Dr. Michael Greger summarizing the science between diabetes risk and fish consumption:

    As he mentioned in the video, besides the pollutants, the causal link could also very well be the oxidative stress causing n-3 fatty acid content of the fish. That obviously goes against the mainstream opinion on diet but one can certainly find smart people that would support that notion and as far as I’ve seen the research on fish oil seems to be quite mixed.
     
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    http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/94/2/617.1.full

    These authors come to the conclusion that presence of omega 3 in the cell makes it more susceptible to oxidation if there's a lack of antioxidants. This makes the omega-3 effective for people eating healthy diets, ineffective or negative for those that don't.

    It's also worth mentioning that the oil extraction and distillation process for omega 3 supplements naturally removes all POPs (persistent organic pollutants) and heavy metals. Fish oil supplements are ridiculously safer than actual fish, you just need to eat more antioxidants.
     
  3. biohacked.entrepreneur

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    Definitely, or you can go one step further and take algae supplements which is how fish get omega-3 in their tissues.
     

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