A Fat Molecule in Avocados May Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

A new study from the University of Guelph, Canada, suggests that a fat molecule that can be found only in avocados may reduce insulin resistance and thus reduce the type 2 diabetes.A Fat Molecule in Avocados May Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

For the study, the researchers tested this avocado in mice. To do this, they fed mice a high-fat diet for eight months to promote obesity and insulin resistance. After this period, the scientists added a fat molecule avocation B, or AvoB, to the mice diet for the next 5 weeks.

After 13 weeks, the mice which got AvoB supplementation had gained weight more slowly and their insulin sensitivity had increased compared to their counterparts.

The researchers also conducted a separate study with human participants. The trial showed that the participants had tolerated the compound well. Though, the researchers concluded that with a sedentary lifestyle, this compound will not provide the potential benefit.

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