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Olive oil and health

Phenols for good heart health

Plant chemicals in olive oil, rather than the fatty acids, may be responsible for the good heart health widely observed in Mediterranean populations, say Spanish researchers from the Reina Sofia University Hospital in Córdoba.

In a study on blood vessel function in human volunteers, they found that a polyphenol-rich olive oil caused a significant improvement but there was little effect after subjects consumed an oil that had many of the phenols removed. More.....
Replace carbs with olive oil or protein for better health

While a healthy high-carb diet has been shown to be good for you, replacing a few of the carbohydrates with a little protein like scrambled egg substitute or beneficial fats like olive oil margarine could be even better, helping further reduce heart disease risks, a study by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has found.

Olive oil protects against colon cancer
Compounds in olive oil appear to protect against colon cancer, one of the most common forms of the disease in the Western world. The latest research, by a team at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, suggests that the phenols in virgin olive oil could protect against colon cancer. The research was published in the 20 October issue of the International Journal of Cancer.

"We found that incubation of one cancer cell line with increasing concentrations of olive oil phenols for 24 hours protected the cells from DNA damage," said key researcher Dr Chris Gill.

"The effect of olive oil phenols on another cell line after 48 hours of exposure suggested that they may exert an anti-promoter effect in the carcinogenesis pathway," he added. More....
Source: nutraingredients.com

Oleic acid suppresses cancer gene
Laboratory results showing that oleic acid dramatically cuts the expression of a gene involved in the development of breast cancer have been acclaimed as a major breakthrough in understanding the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

In a study published in the Annals of Oncology in January, new experiments on breast cancer cell lines showed that oleic acid significantly down-regulates the expression of one of the most important oncogenes in breast cancer.
Source: Nutraingredients.com

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