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The search for what triggers type 1 diabetes

A new study from Finland joins decades of research suggesting that enteroviruses may play a key role in triggering type 1 diabetes, which has no cure.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

What is known is that type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.  It is also known that mothers in Norway who gave their newborn children about 800 mg of EPA and DHA for the first year after birth had a 26% lower incidence of diabetes compared to mother’s who didn’t give their children any supplemental EPA and DHA.  It is also known that omega-3 fatty acids play a critical role is maintaining the integrity of barrier between the gut and the blood.  Maybe the answer to preventing type 1 diabetes may a simple as giving children lots of fish oil.


  1. ML Franco

    Sorry, I’m confused…. the lower incidence was for the newborn or for the mother?


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