Cardiomyopathy a heart disease may be the leading cause of death in people with diabetes. A recent research suggests that garlic oil can help avoid diabetes – induced cardiomyopathy. Findings also shed light on the reason for diabetics to face an elevated risk of developing this heart disease.
People with diabetes may face at least double the risk of death from heart disease. In fact, statistics claim that 80 percent of all diabetes-related deaths occur due to heart disease. Most diabetics seem to face a major risk of developing diabetic cardiomyopathy. This disease apparently inflames and weakens the heart’s muscle tissue. Scientists assume that garlic protects against heart disease and regulates the abnormally high blood sugar level noted in diabetics.
Wei-Wen Kuo and colleagues initiated an experiment on laboratory rats with diabetes. These rats were fed with garlic oil or corn oil. As the result, those given garlic oil appeared to have gained protection against heart damage. Such alterations are probably linked with the potent antioxidant properties of garlic oil. But it is not the oil itself, experts claim to have discovered more than 20 substances in garlic oil that can be beneficial. It was concluded that garlic oil is extremely potential for guarding heart from diabetes-induced cardiomyopathy.
The research was published in ACS’ bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.