Skip Nav
Disney
This Is What It's Like to Run a Half Marathon — Through Disneyland
Beginner Fitness Tips
If You Want to Run Longer, This Is a Must
Bodyweight Exercises
The Best Cardio Exercises You Can Do in Your Living Room

Wild Almond Tree Oil May Fight Obesity

Almond Tree Oil May Fight Obesity and Diabetes, Study Says

Weight gain and diabetes may have a foe in the wild almond tree. A new study shows that sterculic oil, extracted from the seeds of the wild almond tree Sterculia foetida, could prove helpful in fighting both the obesity epidemic and diabetes.

Researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology found that the addition of wild almond tree oil in the diets of obese lab mice lowered levels of certain microorganisms in the mice, helping to increase their sensitivity to insulin. The results found big improvements in glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity — two issues that plague individuals that are obese, prediabetic, or diabetic. While the mice fed with sterculic oil did not experience conclusive weight loss, study leader Shreya Ghosh hopes their findings will prove to be helpful in controling diabetes and weight gain in the future.

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Easy Chocolate-Almond Toffee Recipe
Bad Parenting Habits
Banana Tea as Natural Sleep Aid
Fast and Easy Recipe For Holiday Smoky and Spicy Almonds
How To Make a Brown Sugar Body Scrub
Banana Almond Smoothie Recipe
Is Instant Ramen Bad For You?
Apple, Cranberry, and Almond Quick Bread Recipe
What Percentage of Almonds Is in Almond Breeze?
Is It Bad to Eat a Lot of Protein?
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds