Oleic acid may up insulin sensitivity in women, small study finds

12/30/2012 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Women who followed a diet low in palmitic acid and high in oleic acid showed improvements in insulin sensitivity and had reduced levels of metabolic and oxidative stress markers, researchers reported in the journal Diabetes. However, men on the low PA/high OA diet did not show similar improvements. The randomized study involved 18 women and men.

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