Olive Oil Is Known To Help Lower the Risk of Diabetes

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Olive Oil Is Known To Help Lower the Risk of Diabetes

In most cases of health, doctors recommend a zero fat diet to protect against various diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Although studies show that certain diseases such cancer and diabetes can be increased by eating high levels of fat, it seems it is the type of fat which matters most.

We know from these research studies that a diet rich in monounsaturated oils, such as those found within olive oil, nuts, and seeds, protects us against many of these serious diseases.
A Spanish study that looked at type II diabetes was published in Diabetes Care. It found that eating a Mediterranean diet high in olive oil reduces your risk by nearly 50% compared to a lower-fat eating plan. Type II diabetes, which is both preventable and most prevalent form of diabetes, is the most dangerous.

The analysis is part PREDIMED. This long-term nutritional intervention analysis was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the Mediterranean diet plan program for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. It consists of a multidisciplinary team that includes 16 collections from seven autonomous communities in Spain.

The research involved 4-18 participants, none of whom were diabetic. Randomly, each participant was assigned one of these options:

A Very Low fat diet

Mediterranean Diet Plan with olive oils (around 1 Liter per week).
You might also consider a Mediterranean Diet Plan nuts (30 grams per day).

After 4 years, 17.9% of people who followed the zero-fat diet had developed diabetes. However, only 10% of those who used Mediterranean olive oils were affected.

After the MedDiet two bands (olive and nut), were combined and compared with the entire zero fat group, the prevalence of diabetes fell by 52 percent. Important to mention is that the decreased diabetes risk was not related to changes in diet or exercise and that the Mediterranean-style diets that were used are perhaps not very calorie restrictive.

A Mediterranean-style diet high in olive oil could help to prevent type II diabetes.

Bettering blood sugar amounts
Insulin resistance
Blood-lipid quantities

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  • Neil Naran