Effects of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Polyphenols on Beta-Cell Function and Survival

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Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is a major component of the Mediterranean diet and is appreciated worldwide because of its nutritional benefits in metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes (T2D). EVOO contains significant amounts of secondary metabolites, such as phenolic compounds (PCs), that may positively influence the metabolic status. This post reports a study where was investigated for the first time the effects of several PCs on beta-cell function and survival. The results show that hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, and apigenin foster beta-cells’ health, suggesting that EVOO or supplements enriched with these compounds may improve insulin secretion and promote glycemic control in T2D patients. See all at: https://www.ciencia-e-vinho.com/2021/05/12/effects-of-extra-virgin-olive-oil-polyphenols-on-beta-cell-function-and-survival/

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