People all over the world approve of the Mediterranean diet to have several potential health benefits. Various studies over time have shown the benefits of this diet: from promoting a healthy heart to maintaining diabetes. A recent study, in that note, found that olive oil in this diet can help improve lifespan and mitigate aging-related diseases. He suggested that the fat content in the oil activates a certain path in the cells, which helps improve the same. The study was published in the Molecular Cell journal.
According to an IANS report, previous studies have suggested that red wine in the Mediterranean diet has several health benefits because of its compound content, which is called resveratrol.
“We discovered that the way this fat works is that first it has to be stored in microscopic things called lipid droplets, which is how our cells store fat. And then, when fat is broken down during exercise or fasting, at example, is when the beneficial and reporting effects are realized, “said researcher Doug Mashek of the University of Minnesota.
However, the study also suggested that simply consuming olive oil isn’t enough to get all the health benefits. It works best when paired with fasting, limiting calorie intake and exercise.
The next step in their research, according to Mashek, is “to understand biology and then translate it into humans, hoping that it will change the paradigm of health care by someone who turns to eight different doctors to treat his eight different ailments”.
“These are all aging-related diseases, so we treat aging,” added Mashek.
In another study, published in the journal “Gut”, it was discovered that this diet “helps to strengthen the types of intestinal bacteria related to” healthy “aging, while reducing those associated with harmful inflammations in older people”.