T2D
November 11, 2013

Glycerol and fatty acids in serum predict the development of hyperglycemia and type 2 diabetes in Finnish men

Mahendran et al. Diabetes Care 2013;36(11):3732-38

This paper reports associations of fatty acids, such as omega-3 and omega-6, with the continuum of glucose levels in 9,300 Finnish men.

Lower blood levels of omega-6 fatty acids and higher levels of monounsaturated fatty acids are shown to be strongly predictive of higher risk for diabetes.