Ex­tra-vir­gin olive oil may com­bat dis­eases

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - IANS

Acom­pound com­monly found in ex­tra-vir­gin olive oil can sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce symp­toms of in­sulin re­sis­tance and non-al­co­holic fatty liver dis­ease —the neg­a­tive ef­fects of a high-fat diet, a study has found.

Hy­drox­y­ty­rosol is a polyphe­nol found in ex­tra-vir­gin olive oil, which is known to have an­tiox­i­dant prop­er­ties and may be ben­e­fi­cial to health.

“Our re­search shows that hy­drox­y­ty­rosol ex­erted a pro­tec­tive ef­fect on the liver of a mice, that was fed on a high-fat diet, ” said lead au­thor Ro­drigo Valen­zuela from the Univer­sity of Chile. The study showed that hy­drox­y­ty­rosol was able to re­duce liver en­zymes that are linked to an im­bal­ance in the fatty acid com­po­si­tion of the liver, brain and heart.

The re­sults re­vealed that adding a rel­a­tively low dose of hy­drox­y­ty­rosol to the diet was able to re­verse ox­ida­tive stress, which is linked to fatty liver dis­ease. In ad­di­tion, it also low­ered the in­crease in lev­els of low­den­sity bad chole­strol.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.