Diabetes: Risk Reduction of Mortality 1
“Our prospective study provides evidence for the beneficial effects of fish and omega-3 fatty acid consumption on the risk of CHD and total mortality among diabetic women.” *
Hu, F.B. Cardiology Review 2003;21:32-35.
“…plasma homocysteine can be reliably lowered 25 to 30 percent with a daily dose of at least 500 micrograms of folic acid in combination with vitamin B12 and [B6]…” **
Schnyder, G., et al. N Engl J Med 2001;345:1593-1600.
Peer Reviewed Studies
- Columbia University Medical Researchers Find Diabetes May Be Linked with Cognitive Impairment 2007
- Fish and Long-Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Total Mortality in Diabetic Women (429) 2003
- Decreased Rate of Coronary Restenosis after Lowering of Plasma Homocysteine Levels (629) 2001
*FDA “Qualified Health Claims” Omega-3 Fatty Acids & Coronary Heart Disease. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. FDA evaluated the above claim and determined that, although there is scientific evidence supporting the claim, the evidence is not conclusive. Docket No. 9IN-0103.
** FDA “Qualified Health Claims” B vitamins & Vascular Disease. As part of a well-balanced diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, Folic Acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 may reduce the risk of vascular disease. FDA evaluated the above claim and found that, while it is known that diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol reduce the risk of heart disease and other vascular diseases, the evidence in support of the above claim is inconclusive. Docket No. 99P-3029.