Post-prandial glucose levels and consumption of omega 3 fatty acids and saturated fats among two rural populations in Kenya.

@article{Wanjihia2009PostprandialGL,
  title={Post-prandial glucose levels and consumption of omega 3 fatty acids and saturated fats among two rural populations in Kenya.},
  author={Violet Wanjihia and Festus Kaino Kiplamai and Judith N. Waudo and Michael Kipsugut Boit},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={86 6},
  pages={
          259-66
        }
}
BACKGROUND Amount and quality of dietary fat modifies glucose tolerance. Omega 3 Fatty Acids (n-3F A) are polyunsaturated fats, mainly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found primarily in fish and they have a positive effect on glucose tolerance. OBJECTIVE To compare risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), as demonstrated thourough impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and n-3FA intake among two rural populations. DESIGN A descriptive, cross-sectional comparative study… CONTINUE READING

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