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Can avocado actually relieve diabetes?

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According to a recent study by the University of Guelph, avocado may be the key to controlling obesity and helping to delay or prevent diabetes.Professor Paul Spagnuolo led the study to show for the first time how a compound found only in avocados inhibits the cytological mechanisms that usually lead to diabetes.In the safety test for the human body, the research team also found that the substance was absorbed into the bloodstream and had no adverse effects on the kidneys, liver or muscles.The study was recently published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.Obesity is the leading cause of type 2 diabetes.The insulin resistance of diabetic patients means that their bodies are unable to effectively lower blood sugar levels.From a cytological point of view, fatty acid oxidation usually causes the body to burn fat.Obesity or diabetes can hinder this process, leading to incomplete oxidation.These complications occur when mitochondria are unable to completely burn fatty acids.The researchers found that AvoB, a fat molecule found only in avocado, resists incomplete oxidation processes in skeletal muscle and pancreas, thereby reducing insulin resistance.In their study, the authors fed mice with a high-fat diet for eight weeks to induce obesity and insulin resistance.Over the next five weeks, they added AvoB to a high-fat diet of one of the mice.The results showed that mice fed AvoB had significantly lower body weight than the control group and had a slower weight gain.More importantly, Spagnuolo said, the mice that are fed have a significantly increased sensitivity to insulin, which means their bodies can absorb and burn blood sugar and improve their response to insulin.In a clinical study, AvoB as a dietary supplement has been shown to be safely absorbed into the bloodstream without affecting the kidneys, liver or skeletal muscles.The team also found that patients who received the AvoB diet had significantly reduced body weight, although not statistically significant.Since its safety in humans has been demonstrated, the authors plan to conduct clinical trials to test the efficacy of AvoB in the treatment of human metabolic diseases.Spagnuolo said the safety test helped the research team determine how much AvoB should be included in the supplemental formula.He said that eating avocado alone may not work because the amount of AvoB in natural foods varies widely and there may be other unclear effects.Although avocados have been hailed as diet foods, Spagnuolo said more research is needed.In addition, the authors recommend maintaining a healthy diet and exercise to prevent metabolic disorders. , please do not reprint without the authorization of the copyright owner.

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