Look Ma, A Link!CHICAGO (Reuters) - A diet rich in fish and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids helped cut the risk that children with a family history of diabetes would develop the disease, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
"It is a relatively large effect," said Jill Norris, whose study appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
"It is exciting because it suggests we might be able to develop nutritional interventions to prevent diabetes."
Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes in children. It occurs when the immune system goes haywire and starts attacking insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.