Taking Olive Oil Might Help In Preventing Diabetes, Says Scientists

Written By : Saicharan Palakurthi

Diabetes has become one of the major health issues in present days, be it young, or old, there’s literally nothing that can stop people from being attacked with Diabetes, lack of insulin is all that is needed to prevent this.

In a research conducted by the experts from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in the US discovered that the olive-derived compound oleuropein helps the body secrete more insulin, a central signalling molecule in the body that controls metabolism.

olive oil in controlling diabetes

They added that the same compound also detoxifies another signaling molecule called amylin that over-produces and forms harmful aggregates in type 2 diabetes. In these two distinct ways, oleuropein helps prevent the onset of disease.

Scientists claimed that the compound found in olive oil may prevent diabetes by helping the body secrete more insulin, paving the way for low-cost strategies to fight the disease. The health benefits of olives – and associated natural products such as olive oil – have long been recognized and touted by proponents of the Mediterranean diet altogether.

olive oil to control diabetes

Bin Xu, assistant professor at Virginia Tech was seen saying, “Our work provides new mechanistic insights into the long-standing question of why olive products can be anti- diabetic.”

He added,”We believe it will not only contribute to the biochemistry of the functions of the olive component oleuropein but also have an impact on the general public to pay more attention to olive products in light of the current diabetes epidemic.”

According to the researchers, it is believed that the health benefits of olive products and develop new, low-cost nutraceutical strategies to fight type 2 diabetes and related obesity.

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