Promising news for diabetics

By Staff reporter


A clinical trial has shown fresh olive leaf extract, prepared by Paengaroa-based company Comvita, improves the way insulin is secreted and works in overweight men.

Insulin that does not work effectively can lead to diabetes.

A range of health outcomes, including insulin responses among trial participants, were assessed.

The 47 overweight and middle-aged men took fresh olive leaf extract for 12 weeks as part of the trial, conducted by The Liggins Institute at The University of Auckland.

A brief outline of the findings was presented at the Comvita Science Symposium, recently held at the university.

 

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