“Prevention of Diabetes with Nutritional Supplements”

“Prevention of Diabetes with Nutritional Supplements” is the title of a research project funded in 2007 by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (an NIH Center). The researchers at University of California – Davis are investigating alpha lipoic acid and a combination of alpha lipoic acid and the omega-3 fatty acid EPA as means to prevent or delay onset of Type 2 diabetes. The researchers are hypothesizing that the combination of ALA and the omega-3 fatty acid (also known as eicosapentaenoic acid, a component of fish oil supplements) may have effect against insulin resistance associated with adult-onset diabetes, and against impairment of pancreatic function.

See also the NYBC entries on the supplements mentioned in this research:

Arctic Omega fish oil (with EPA)

Alpha Lipoic Acid (sometimes called just “Lipoic Acid”)

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