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Maslinic acid from olive fruit improves pain and quality of life in knee joint pain patients

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This randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled trial examined the effects of a maslinic acid supplement (a bioactive pentacyclic triterpenoid), olive fruit extract (Olea europaea L.), on 20 middle-aged and elderly volunteers with mild knee joint pain.

Each subject (58 ± 7 years) received either olive fruit extract, containing 50 mg maslinic acid (n = 12), or placebo (n = 8) daily for 12 weeks and evaluated for pain and physical functions.

Although both groups exhibited improved pain visual analogue scale score and quality of life after supplementation, symptoms were better in the maslinic acid group than in the placebo group. After 12 weeks, maslinic acid group exhibited significant decrease in body weight and body mass index suggesting that maslinic acid affected the weight of volunteers with mild knee joint pain.

Therefore, olive products containing maslinic acid may be useful as a new preventive and therapeutic food ingredient for arthritic diseases.

VAS joint pain in maslinic acid group compared to the placebo group [2]

Fukumitsu S, Villareal MO, Aida K, Hino A, Hori N, Isoda H, Naito Y. Maslinic acid in olive fruit alleviates mild knee joint pain and improves quality of life by promoting weight loss in the elderly. J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2016 Nov;59(3):220-225.


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