Researchers Confirm Benefits of Fish in Diabetes
British researchers report that eating fish twice weekly helps prevent kidney disease in adults with diabetes. Kidney problems are one of the most serious complications of diabetes. In their study, Cambridge researchers showed that adult diabetics who ate fish at least twice each week were less likely to show evidence of protein in their urine (proteinuria). Proteinuria is one of the first signs of kidney disease.
Researchers are uncertain whether the benefits of fish are related to fish oils, which are known to improve blood lipids, or to the high nutrient content of fish. In addition, people known to eat fish regularly may follow a healthier lifestyle overall.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Disease, November 2008