Probiotic-omega-3 blend may tackle diabetes & other inammatory disorders: Study
Combining probiotics with omega-3 fatty acids represents a promising strategy to harness the gut microbiota in immune regulation, according to a team of scientists.
Writing in Nutrients journal, the Swedishbased team go on to outline the regimen as potentially having benets for conditions of inammatory origin, such as hypertriglyceridemia and diabetes as well as improving gut-brain-axis communication.
“The positive impact of omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics (individually and combined) extend
to establish a healthy gut microbiota population.” Supplementation with both omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics has been linked to positive metabolic outcomes in the past particularly in diabetic and pre-diabetic subjects, who exhibit improvements to blood glucose levels and insulin metabolism. Combining these elements also ties into emerging research that connects inammation and metabolic disease and raises possibilities of the blend’s immunomodulating eects.