Olive leaf extract as a hypoglycemic agent in both human diabetic subjects and in rats.

@article{Wainstein2012OliveLE,
  title={Olive leaf extract as a hypoglycemic agent in both human diabetic subjects and in rats.},
  author={Julio Wainstein and Tali Ganz and Mona Boaz and Yosefa Bar Dayan and Eran Dolev and Zohar Kerem and Zecharia Madar},
  journal={Journal of medicinal food},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={
          605-10
        }
}
Olive tree (Olea europaea L.) leaves have been widely used in traditional remedies in European and Mediterranean countries as extracts, herbal teas, and powder. They contain several potentially bioactive compounds that may have hypoglycemic properties. To examine the efficacy of 500 mg oral olive leaf extract taken once daily in tablet form versus matching placebo in improving glucose homeostasis in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). In this controlled clinical trial, 79 adults with T2DM were… 

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