20Jan 2017


  • Graduate students of clinical nutrition department, faculty of applied medical sciences, Taibah University. Professor of pediatrics & clinical nutrition, Faculty of applied medical sciences, clinical nutrition department. Taibah University.
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Aim of the Research:- The purpose of this research was to study the effect of drinking boiled olive leaves extracts on blood sugar level among adults with type-2 diabetes (both males and females) in Al-Madinah Al-munawarah, KSA. The following research questions guided the study: ? • Is there a relationship between olives leaves consumption and blood sugar level? • Can olive leaves reduce high blood glucose level? Materials and Methods:-Seventy-three participants (29 males & 44 females) were chosen from 120 applicants according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Each patient was given a box that contains (3 disposable cups, 3 packs containing 5 gram grounded olive leaves, 18 lancets & strips for measuring blood glucose, follow-up card & instruction card and diabetes education book). Participants were asked to measure blood glucose level for 6 days (Before the main meal, after 1 hour of eating and after 3 hours of eating). The last three days they added drinking boiled olive leaves powder immediately after the main meal. Comparison of blood glucose levels in the three reading times before and after olive leave powder consumption. Results:-Reduction in mean blood glucose level after drinking boiled olive leave extracts was found in all measurements during the 3 days of consumption but the only significant reduction in blood glucose was found on the third day one hour after meal. Conclusion:- Hypoglycemic effect of olive leaves was found in the study with minor side effects. Further studies are recommended to identify the ideal dose, duration, preparation and timing of consumption to produce the maximum impact on blood glucose.

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[Raneem A Almutairi, Wafa A Alharbi, Marwa H Alhazmi, Danah A Alkheraiji, Lujain A Altaifi, Rifal A Almohammadi and Sahar A Hammouda. (2017); IMPACT OF OLIVE LEAVES CONSUMPTION ON BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL IN ADULTS WITH TYPE-2 DIABETES.A CLINICAL TRIAL:ALMADINAH ALMUNAWARAH, KSA. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (1). 210-217] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Raneem A.Almutairi
Clinical Nutrition Department, Applied Medical Science College, Taibah University


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2740       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/2740

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