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Omega-3 fats don’t reduce the risk of diabetes or improve blood sugar control

Research we’re watching While eating more foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may lower the risk of heart attack, that doesn’t seem to reduce the risk of developing diabetes, according to a study published Aug. 24 in The BMJ. Prompted by past findings that this type of healthy fat might reduce diabetes risk and improve blood sugar (glucose) control, researchers decided to look further into the issue. They reviewed 83 randomized trials involving…

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