Researchers have discovered a new treatment for hyperlipidemia with oleanolic acid, a natural compound found in olives, as they are considered effective in high cholesterol.
Hyperlipidemia is considered a risky condition that can cause liver and heart disease. Obesity, smoking, irregular diet, or genetic predisposition.
Cholesterol helps to create cell membranes, produce hormones and maintain nerve function. When raised, however, it can lead to serious health problems . Doctors recommend choosing the cholesterol level every six months.
In previous studies, oleanolic acid has been shown to improve the hyperlipidemia in animals. The present study aims to determine whether such effects can be achieved in humans as well. For this purpose, for four weeks, oleanic acid is administered to humans. Blood samples are collected from patients before and after treatment and analyzed.
The results show that there is a significant reduction in total cholesterol, triglycerides and high density lipoprotein cholesterol. The data is evidence that oleanic acid found in olives can improve hyperlipidemia.
While some types of fats such as trans fats and saturated ones are harmful to health, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated are useful. With high cholesterol, you can eat more foods containing monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats like olives and olive oil. They contain antioxidants in the form of vitamin E, which prevents cholesterol from damaging the arteries.
Olive and untreated olive oil contain polyphenols that help maintain a healthy heart, prevent aging and neurodegenerative diseases. Due to their properties, they can reduce high blood pressure.
In addition to improving hyperlipidemia , olives are useful for overall health. Nutrients in them reduce the risk of cancer, improve bone and vision, maintain a healthy immune system, and prevent anemia and diabetes. They provide vitamins, amino acids and minerals such as potassium, sodium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus.