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Olive oil and the liver

Olive oil and the liver

Investigators at the University of Monastir, Tunisia, and King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, carried out a study demonstrating that extra virgin olive oil may protect the liver from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress refers to cell damage associated with the chemical reaction between free radicals and other molecules […]

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Extra virgin olive oil & acute pancreatitis

Extra virgin olive oil & acute pancreatitis

Extra virgin olive oil and acute pancreatitis: Extra virgin olive oil is rich in oleic acid and hydroxytyrosol, which affect the development of acute pancreatitis (sudden inflammation of the pancreas). Researchers at the University of Granada in Spain carried out an in vitro experiment which found that […]

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Alzheimer’s Disease

Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Alzheimer’s Disease

Oleocanthal is a type of natural phenolic compound found in extra-virgin olive oil. In laboratory experiments with mice, researchers discovered that oleocanthal helps shuttle the abnormal Alzheimer’s disease proteins out of the brain. As background information, the researchers explained that Alzheimer’s disease rates are lower in Mediterranean […]

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Olive oil may reduce breast cancer risk

Olive oil may reduce breast cancer risk

A team of scientists at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain found a key mechanism by which virgin olive oil protects the body against breast cancer, in contrast to other vegetable oils. The researchers decoded a complete cascade of signals within the cells of breast tumors […]

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Frying with olive oil and heart disease risk

Frying with olive oil and heart disease risk

People who regularly eat foods fried in olive oil do not have a higher risk of heart disease or premature death, researchers at the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain reported in the BMJ (British Medical Journal). In this study, Professor Pilar Guallar-Castillón and colleagues surveyed 40,757 […]

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Olive Oil Helps To Fight Against Osteoporosis

Olive Oil Helps To Fight Against Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease characterised by a decrease in bone mass, which in turn causes the architecture of bone tissue to become fragile. This can then increase the possibly of fractures, making even the slightest of knocks potentially fatal for sufferers. The results of a study announced […]

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Olive Oil Found To Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Olive Oil Found To Help Prevent Skin Cancer

A study conducted by Dr. Niva Shapira from Tel Aviv University in Israel and Bob Kuklinski of Rockstock University in Germany found that olive oil, along with other components of a Mediterranean diet, may contribute to the prevention of malignant melanoma.  Malignant melanoma, which is the most […]

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