Reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes...
In Norway, Cod Liver Oil is an important source of dietary
vitamin D and the long-chain n-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic
acid, all of which have biological properties of potential relevance for the
prevention of type 1 diabetes.
The main objective was to investigate whether the use
of dietary cod liver oil or other vitamin D supplements, either by the mother
during pregnancy or by the child during the first year of life, is associated
with a lower risk of type 1 diabetes among children. The results showed that
the use of cod liver oil in the first year of life was associated with a significantly
lower risk of type 1 diabetes.
It concluded that cod liver oil may reduce the risk of
type 1 diabetes, perhaps through the anti-inflammatory effects of long-chain
n-3 fatty acids.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Dec;78(6):1128-34.
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