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Nutrition study calls for participation: Does omega-3 oil improve your health?

Nutrition study calls for participation: Does omega-3 oil improve your health?

People who are overweight have a significantly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus and diseases of the cardiovascular system. In addition to sufficient exercise, nutrition is of crucial importance for prevention. Initial studies suggest that the administration of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and its secondary diseases. The exact effects of omega-3 fatty acids on blood glucose control and the development of insulin resistance (decreasing insulin efficacy) is the subject of our current research.

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In order to test the effects of an omega-3 oil obtained from sustainable sources on parameters of glucose and lipid metabolism and inflammation in the body, the Institute of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Leibniz University Hannover is looking for participants for a nutritional study. You can take part if you are overweight and between 30 and 75 years old. You should also be otherwise healthy. People with diabetes cannot be included in the study. However, if you have pre-diabetes, you can take part.

If you are interested in participating in the study, you can contact Wiebke Jonas at 0511 762 5931 or by e-mail at jonas@nutrition.uni-hannover.de.
Further information on the study - Institute of Food Science and Human Nutrition [in German only]