Wednesday November 5, 2008 (foodconsumer.org) -- Eating a
couple or more of servings of fish each week may help diabetics protect against
kidney disease, according to a study published in the American Journal of
The study of more than 22,000 adults led by Amanda Adler,
MD, PhD, of Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, England and colleagues showed
that eating fish lowered abnormal levels of protein in the urine in people with
diabetes, but not in those without diabetes.
High levels of protein have been linked with kidney disease.
Early studies have found consumption of fish and fish oil
diseases protein in the urine, increases glucose tolerance, and lowers fats in
the blood and blood pressure, which are beneficial to diabetics.
The study was part of the European Prospective
Investigation of Cancer (EPIC) intended to investigate the association between
diet and cancer. The study involved 22,384 mostly middle-aged and older white
men and women of whom 517 had diabetes.
The researchers found that diabetes people who ate less
than one serving of fish each week were four times more likely to have macroalbuminuria
or abnormally high levels of protein in the urine than those who ate fish
But the seemingly protective effect was not found in
people without diabetes.
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