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Effects of Krill oil supplementation on muscle mass and function in people with muscle weakness and type 2 diabetes

One of our research studies at DDI, in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, is looking at the effects of krill oil supplementation on muscle weakness and type 2 diabetes. With age, there is a related loss of muscle mass and function, known as sarcopenia. This lowers your quality of life and increases your risk of falls. Alterations in nutrition have also been suggested to be of therapeutic use in sarcopenia. Epidemiological data showed that the consumption of fatty fish is positively associated with muscle function in the older population, indicating a potential role for long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCn-3 PUFA) in increasing muscle mass and function in older people. Therefore, the aim of this study is to determine the effects of krill oil through randomly assigning participants with type 2 diabetes to the krill oil or control group (placebo). Participants will be followed up for a year with blood tests and procedures conducted every 3 months. All supplementation will be provided for free during the clinical trial.

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