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Saturated Fat Helps Avoid Diabetes

Saturated Fat

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  • The saturated fat heptadecanoic acid was most beneficial for metabolism in a study of dolphins
  • Dolphins with the highest levels of this saturated fat in their blood had lower insulin and triglyceride levels
  • When dolphins with low heptadecanoic acid levels were fed fish high in the saturated fat, their markers of metabolic syndrome, including elevated insulin, glucose, and triglycerides, normalized
  • Heptadecanoic acid is found in certain fish as well as whole milk, whole milk yogurt, and, especially, butter

By Dr. Mercola

About one in three Americans now has diabetes or pre-diabetes. That's nearly 80 million people, the majority of whom suffer from type 2 diabetes – a preventable and, often, reversible condition.


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