Many people are dis-satisfied with conventional medicine and have been turning to alternative healthcare for treatment of obesity. Even though there are hundreds of health supplements touted to help people lose weight, most are scams and are not effective.

One supplement that has received attention is Omega 7 fatty acid. Anecdotal reports persist in the literature and on many websites about the weight loss that can occur with the novel omega 7 fatty acid.

Recent studies indicate that this exotic supplement can counter the risk factors that are responsible for the metabolic syndrome, something which has not been possible with current conventional medical therapy. Not only can omega 7 reduce the risk factors for heart disease and stroke, it does this at much lower cost than pharmaceutical medications.

Several studies have reported that omega 7 acids can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, prevent build up of the atherosclerotic plaque and lower the inflammatory marker, known as C-reactive protein. Other studies show that omega 7 can improve insulin sensitivity, increase levels of the good cholesterol (HDL) and lower the bad cholesterol (LDL). By modulating these risk factors, omega 7 not only improves overall healthy but also reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Author: John Sangiuolo

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