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Dalmia-Funded Study Finds Indians Could Benefit by Using Olive Pomace Oil

Jan. 20, 2012
Elena Paravantes

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A clin­i­cal trial con­ducted by the Diabetes Foundation (India) (DFI) and the National Diabetes, Obesity & Cholesterol Foundation (N‑DOC) showed that the sim­ple dietary change of switch­ing the cook­ing oil to olive pomace oil or canola oil can lead to mul­ti­ple health ben­e­fits.

The study com­pared 3 groups of par­tic­i­pants with meta­bolic abnor­mal­i­ties with the use of 3 dif­fer­ent oils. The first group used olive pomace oil, the sec­ond group canola oil and the third was the con­trol group using other oils that did not have a high con­tent of monoun­sat­u­rated fats.

The results of the study showed that the par­tic­i­pants of both the olive pomace oil group and the canola group had a decrease in body weight, waist cir­cum­fer­ence, lipids in the blood, and liver fat com­pared to the non-monoun­sat­u­rated oil group which had no changes.

In addi­tion, there was sig­nif­i­cant improve­ment in action of insulin on blood glu­cose. The researchers noted that these health ben­e­fits might decrease inci­dence and preva­lence of meta­bolic syn­drome, type 2 dia­betes and car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease in Asian Indians who are markedly prone to develop these prob­lems.

The study was funded by Dalmia Continental Pvt. Ltd., whose olive pomace and canola oils were exclu­sively used for test­ing pur­poses.



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