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Saturated Fat Helps Avoid Diabetes

Saturated Fat Helps Avoid Diabetes

• The saturated fat heptadecanoic acid was most beneficial for metabolism in a study of dolphins
• Dolphins with the highest levels of this saturated fat in their blood had lower insulin and triglyceride levels
• When dolphins with low heptadecanoic acid levels were fed fish high in the saturated fat, their markers of metabolic syndrome, including elevated insulin, glucose, and triglycerides, normalized
• Heptadecanoic acid is found in certain fish as well as whole milk, whole milk yogurt, and, especially, butte

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