Diet Rich in Omega-6 May Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 35%

A new study review concludes that high consumption of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 35 percent.omega-6

For the study, a team of researchers analyzed data from almost 40,000 adults across 20 studies. They found that people who had higher blood levels of linoleic acid, a main form of omega-6, were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to those with lower levels of this fatty acid.

The study authors write: “The potential effects of omega-6 PUFAs, including linoleic acid and its metabolite arachidonic acid, on type 2 diabetes remain unresolved and are of considerable clinical, scientific, and public health importance.”

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