Coconut oil for diabetes, does coconut oil help with diabetes?

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A diet rich in coconut oil can help prevent the type II diabetes, favored by obesity and by a sedentary lifestyle, according to a study by Australian researchers.

Coconut oil is used in the manufacturing of many types of foods, including margarine and helps to prevent the onset of insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance occurs when muscle and fat cells react abnormally to insulin, a hormone that helps remove excess blood sugar.

Australian researchers tested their theory on mice, comparing the effects of a diet rich in coconut oil with those of a diet rich in animal fats - widely adopted in developed countries.

The study results demonstrated that the mice that were fed with coconut oil, showed less likely to develop insulin resistance. This happens even though oil coconut is rich in saturated fats associated with a high level of cholesterol in the blood. However, this fat is made up of so-called medium-chain fatty acids, considered more healthy than long chain fatty acids found in the fat or oil. ( for more health tips visit )

Diabetes is characterized by a high level of glucose in the blood, it has two forms. In type II, supported by obesity and sedentary lifestyle, patients are told to try to bring the weight to normal levels.

Instead, type I diabetes, which affects mostly young people, is an autoimmune disease, meaning the body's immune system is disturbed, destroying the pancreas cells that manufacture insulin, which is transforming the role of sugar (glucose) into energy.

In both types of diabetes, excess blood sugar affecting many organs in the body, such as eyes, kidneys and heart.

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