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Olive oil: The key to curing cancer?

Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), long-known for its heart health benefits, ho provide an explanation for this phenomenon until now. Paul Breslin, David Foster, and Onica LeGendre offer answers in their paper, published in Molecular & Cellular Oncology. In their recent study, the researchers discovered that the key to understanding the toxic effect of oleocantha […]

Oleocanthal & Alzheimer’s disease

Previous evidence suggested extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) is linked to attenuating amyloid-β (Aβ) pathology and improving cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) mouse models. In addition, we recently reported the beneficial effect of oleocanthal, a phenolic compound in EVOO, against AD pathology. Currently, medications available to target AD pathology are limited. Donepezil is an acetylcholine […]

Oleocanthal, a Polyphenol in Olive Oil, Positively Impacts Human Melanoma Cells

One of the most aggressive, chemoresistant forms of cancer is malignant cutaneous melanoma. There are some treatment options available including injection of inflammatory molecules, along with oral and topical agents, which is where extra virgin olive oil polyphenols may play a key role. Oleocanthal, one of the most recognized polyphenolic compounds in extra virgin olive […]

Lipid-Lowering Effect of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Atorvastatin in Type 2 Diabetes

Extra virgin olive oil, like statins, promotes lipid lowering in people with diabetes who have dyslipidemia. Diabetes mellitus is a worldwide metabolic disorder that is caused by insulin deficiency. It often causes abnormalities in carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism. Dyslipidemia consists of elevated triglycerides, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and a decreased level of high-density […]

Extra virgin olive oil staves off Alzheimer’s, preserves memory, new study shows

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there was a 54.5% jump in Alzheimer’s-related deaths over the span of 15 years. Veuer’s Nicholas Cardona has the inside scoop. Temple University research shows extra-virgin olive oil protects against memory loss, preserves the ability to learn and reduces conditions associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the […]

34 Proven Health Benefits of Olive Oil

We all have ever heard about Mediterranean people who suffer less incidence of cardiovascular disease  and cancer. This condition is may rise since they have a Mediterranean diet which including olive oil in their meals. Whats special about olive oil? Olive oil is the key of Mediterranean diet. Choosing olive oil is a healthier way to […]

Oleocanthal: The Secret of Olive Oil is No Secret Anymore

The Rising Star of Olive Oil Polyphenols A researcher is endlessly curious and it was curiosity that resulted in Gary Beauchamp, PhD, of Monell Chemical Senses Center, identifying the phenolic compound oleocanthal. Oleocanthal is only found in olive oil so it is interesting that while attending a meeting on molecular gastronomy in Sicily, Beauchamp made […]

Researchers Link Oleocanthal to Cancer, Alzheimer’s Prevention

Researchers at the University of Louisiana-Monroe have reported that a compound found in EVOO was effective in preventing cancer and Alzheimer’s disease in mice. The study which focused on extracting and testing the effects of oleocanthal concluded that the compound has the potential to become an effective dietary supplement for reducing the risk of developing […]