Could fish oil fatty acids raise a Woman’s Risk for Diabetes?


Diabetes is one of the major problems which is mostly affecting too many people all over the globe. It has been nowadays a serious problem. Both men and women equally suffer from this disease. It is the state at which our body sugar level increases or decreases and responds to the hormone insulin is impaired. People usually suffer from diabetes when the amount of sugar is too high in our blood, the body cannot use it properly. Today worldwide it has affected more than 380 million people.  According to the World Health Organization,  the estimated number of people living with diabetes will be more than double by 2030.

Today, diabetes has become a more serious disease than the other. According to the report, it is taking more lives in comparison to AIDS and Breast Cancer. In America, every 3 minutes, 1 person is dying due to this disease. It is one of the main cause of the disease like blindness, kidney failure, amputations, heart failure, stroke, etc. Diabetes has made the people life’s very hard i.e. they cannot enjoy their life to the fullest.

Diabetes directly affects any woman in their food habit. Whatever you are eating is good or bad and after eating what things you should do so that you can easily control it. Everyone should know about this very carefully. As all know that whenever you eat, your body turns food into sugars or glucose. All of us have studied in science and is also true.

When food turns into sugar the next step begins i.e. pancreas releases the insulin. As we all know that glucose is also a useful element for our body. And for this Insulin serves as a key function. It opens your cells, to allow the glucose to enter the cells and allow the glucose for energy in your body.

Women who consume more amount of food which is rich in fatty acids such as meat, fish, eggs and other common foods increases diabetes. The main sources of the harmful fatty acids in our daily diet by the study shows are meat and seafood/fish. Fish and meat contain Omega-3 fatty acid, docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) which are the highest factors to cause type 2 diabetes in women.

If we talk about taste than coarse women love to have fish and meat. It’s not a problem to have them, what causes the problem is the amount or quantity consume in order to their benefit. For the study, the researchers have tracked more than 71,000 non-diabetic women between 1993 and 2011.

Dietary questionnaires have also revealed the consumption habits regarding different types of fatty acids, including:

  • arachidonic acid (AA), an omega-6 fatty acid that is usually found in meat, fish, seafood, and eggs;
  • docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), an omega-3 fatty acid that is found in meat, fish, and seafood;
  • and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), also an omega-3 fatty acid usually found in flaxseed, canola oil, walnuts, and certain types of eggs.

Overweight women (with a body mass index over 25) in the highest consumption group saw their diabetes risk go up by 19 percent, compared with those in the lowest consumption group. By contrast, normal-weight women (body mass index under 25) saw their relative risk go up 38 percent, the findings showed.

So, it is sure that fatty acid-rich food cause diabetes and women are suffering more from this disease. They prefer to eat more this type of food without knowing its negative effect on health.


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