A trial study in Iran shows that foot ulcers in patients with type 2 diabetes can be healed with olive oil, with no adverse effect reported. Nasiri et al. writes:
In present study, 73.3% of the patients in the intervention group had complete ulcer healing as compared to 13.3% in the control group at the end of the follow up, which reveals that patients who treated with olive oil had better healing process.
Our results indicated that olive oil in combination with routine cares is more effective than routine cares alone, and is without any side effect. However, further studies are required in the future to confirm these results.
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