Fat and Healthy?
Well, sort of.
According to a new study, these sumo wrestlers have got a great reason to fight for that last piece of sushi.
Researchers have found that diets rich in Omega 3 fatty acids helped to protect their obese test subjects from the liver damage and insulin resistance that goes hand in hand with their bulging waistlines.
More specifically, it was two specific Omega 3s – protectins and resolvins—that provided the protective effects.
In the study, the researchers studied four groups of mice with an altered gene making them obese and diabetic.
After five weeks, blood serum and liver samples from the test mice were examined.
The mice given the omega-3-rich diet exhibited:
And all of improvements were due to the formation of protectins and resolvins from omega-3 fatty acids.
If you are fat, you need to increase your consumption of Omega 3 fatty acids.