Fatty Acids and Type 2 Diabetes Prevention: Daily Mail Highlights U of G Research

Prof. David Ma

Prof. David Ma

New U of G research on how omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may protect obese people from Type 2 diabetes was featured in the Daily Mail on May 15.

Prof. David Ma, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, led the study. The Daily Mail report said fatty acids in salmon and nuts alter how insulin genes are expressed. The story said that among groups of rats fed dietary supplements over a 12-week period, obese rats had lower glucose levels and improved glucose control.

Ma studies fatty acids as biomarkers of chronic disease, and leads the Guelph Family Health Study.