Good Fats Research

Type 2 Diabetes

Research published in The Lancet suggests omega-6 fatty acids may protect against the development of type 2 diabetes. A pooled analysis of 20 prospect cohort studies (n = 39,740) looked at associations between linoleic acid and arachidonic acid biomarkers and the incidence of type 2 diabetes. During a follow-up period of 366,073 person-years, the team of researchers found that subjects with the highest levels of linoleic acid had a 35% reduced risk for diabetes, compared to those with the lowest levels. Arachidonic acid levels were not significantly associated with risk.