Can Fat Prevent Diabetes?



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'Dolphins can develop metabolic syndrome, also called prediabetes in humans.

A modified diet higher in heptadecanoic acid, a saturated fat present in some fish and butter, reversed metabolic syndrome in dolphins.


In addition to some fish, C17:0 is present in whole fat dairy products and rye.

NMMF leads ongoing research to understand and improve dolphin health. As part of this work, NMMF scientists previously discovered that bottlenose dolphins – including those in the wild – can develop metabolic syndrome, a subclinical condition called prediabetes in humans.' 

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