Type 2 diabetes is a growing problem in the UK with recent figures stating that three million Brits have been diagnosed with the illness, with a further 850,000 thought to be undiagnosed sufferers. That number is expected to rise to an alarming five million by 2025.
The premier Research Institute places a particular focus on the importance of children having a healthy start to life as well as the on-going role of nutrition in an everyday healthy lifestyle. The research covered 46 overweight, middle-aged men who were at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The Institute used randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover trial methods in its research.
The extract used in the study was prepared and supplied by leading natural health specialist Comvita which, true to their philosophy, make the Olive Leaf Extract with fresh olive leaves, picked at sunrise and concentrated before lunch to ensure the natural goodness is captured fresh. The extract contains no powders or artificially boosted oleuropein products. In addition to the traditional extract, the product is also available in sprays, capsules for children and Olive Leaf Complex Capsules which, too, are created using Comvita’s unique extraction system.
Figures like this serve as a warning for individuals at risk to take action in altering their lifestyles to avoid the disease and the likely flow-on conditions in extreme cases such as heart disease, kidney disease, amputation and cancer. Risk factors include being overweight (especially around the waist), over 40, or having a close family member who has been diagnosed with the disease. A risk assessment is essential for individuals in those categories.
Raising awareness of the disease is a vital step in preventing the epidemic, as is making changes in our everyday lives to reduce risk in ourselves and our families.Natural remedies, regular exercise, low calorie meals, reduced salt intake, and early risk assessment will go a long way in preventing, or in the least, delaying, the onset of this ever-growing metabolic disease. The full article by PLOS, an international peer-reviewed, open access, online publication can be found here.
The daily dosage used in this blood sugar study was 51mg of Oleuropein whilst the dosage used in the cholesterol research was 136mg, which equals 12ml and 30ml of Comvita Olive Leaf Extract respectively.
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