Chemical in Salmon Improves Metabolic Health

The metabolic syndrome is characterized by insulin resistance, high blood pressure, abdominal fat deposition, abnormal blood fats and inflammation. Contributing factors include physical inactivity, poor diet and genetics. Geneviève Chevrier from Laval University in Canada, and co-workers, in a study on mice, found that chemicals in salmon improved the symptoms of the metabolic syndrome by improving blood sugar metabolism, decreasing inflammation and lowering blood triglycerides (fat). Salmon is a heart-healthy food that promotes metabolic health. (Journal of Nutrition, 145: 1415-1422, 2015)

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