In recent studies, researchers have discovered that the olive-derived compound oleuropein helps the human body secretes more insulin, also a central signaling receptor in the body that controls metabolism.
Merely a small amount was previously known about what specific chemical and biochemical interactions in the fruit subscribe to its medical and nutritional benefits such as weight loss and prevention of type two diabetes.
In addition, it was discovered that the olive-derived chemical oleuropein aids the human body secretes more insulin, a central signaling molecule in the human body that controls metabolism.
Moreover, the same chemical also detoxifies another signaling molecule referred to as amylin, which over-produces and forms harmful aggregates in type two diabetes. During these two exclusive ways, oleuropein helps prevent the beginning of disease.
The findings have been published in the journal Biochemistry as a Rapid Report, which is reserved for timely themes of unusual curiosity, according to the journal.
The discovery could aid in improving understanding of the scientific basis of health benefits of olive products and develop new, low-cost nutraceutical strategies to fight type 2 diabetes and related obesity.
Olive Oil Usage Lowers Stroke Risk
In another European analysis, researchers seemed nearer at the medical records of 7,625 people ages 65 and elderly from three cities in France: Bordeaux, Dijon and Montpellier. Participants had no history of stroke.
Olive Oil ingestion was categorized as "not any use," "moderate usage" such as utilizing Olive Oil in cooking or as dressing or using bread, and "intensive use," which contained using Olive Oil for both cooking and as dressing or dressing using bread.
After considering diet, physical activity, body mass index and other risk factors for stroke, the analysis found that those who routinely utilized Olive Oil for cooking and as dressing had a 41 percent lower risk of stroke compared to people that have never consumed olive oil within their daily diet (1.5 percent in just six years compared to 2.6 percent).
Overall Olive Oil has been associated with potentially protective effects against many cardiovascular risk factors such as:
High Blood Pressure
Higher Cholesterol and Obesity