Olive oil may offer diabetes protection

Written by Sarah Kenwright for Chemistry World

Spanish scientists say increasing the amount of olive oil in your diet could reduce your risk of developing metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

Oleic acid is found in olives and olive oil ©Shutterstock

Oleic acid is found in olives and olive oil ©Shutterstock

Sergio Lopez and co-workers from the Institute of Fat in Seville studied the connection between different types of dietary fat and blood glucose control in humans with normal and high fasting triglycerides. They found that unlike other dietary fatty acids, oleic acid, which is found in olive oil, helps to regulate insulin secretion and minimise spikes in blood sugar levels after meals…

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Link to the original article is below:

Clustering effects on postprandial insulin secretion and sensitivity in the response to meals with different fatty acid composition
Beatriz Bermudez, Almudena Ortega-Gomez, Lourdes M. Varela, Jose Villar, Rocio Abia, Francisco J.G. Muriana and Sergio Lopez  
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00067F, Paper

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