Although marine food has long been known to have health properties, its roles and impacts on insulin sensitivity and metabolic diseases (e.g. type 2 diabetes, obesity, hypertension, coronary heart diseases etc.) remain still unclear and worldwide debated. Beside its potential health effects, recent reports highlight that marine food may contain a potentially harmful level of contaminants. Evaluating the balance between the risks and benefits of marine food consumption is very challenging and as a conseque nce, the public faces conflicting reports on the risks and benefits of marine food intake resulting in controversy and confusion over the role of marine food consumption. The present project will generate new knowledge regarding the health benefits and ri sks of marine food (salmon oil) intake.