A new study suggests that people with diabetes would do well to start eating more fish and seafood.
Published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, the study of 22,000 English citizens showed that those who eat fish at least twice a week lowered abnormally high levels in protein in their urine; elevated protein levels are a sign of kindey disease.
Apparently it did not matter what kind of fish or how they were prepared, something that fascinated researchers -- who had assumed that chowing down on fried fish-n-chips wouldn't help as much as eating fish in lower fat preparations.
They suspect that it does make some difference, but that their research did not suss it out sufficiently. My advice? Eat lots of fish that are high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The oils in those fish help for all sorts of ailments.
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