inflammation

Oleocanthal may be helpful in the prevention or treatment of different pathologies with an inflammatory component

Although hydroxytyrosol is considered the most potent olive oil antioxidant, which encouraged the investigations on its cardioprotective potential, oleocanthal is described as the major Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) phenolic compound with functional and health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, chemotherapeutic, neuroprotective, and antirheumatic. The oleocanthal concentration in EVOO can vary from as little as 0.2 mg/kg […]

Extra-virgin olive oil cultivars can modulate gene expression.

Nutrigenomics is defined as the study of food effects on gene expression. Starting from a deep dissection of the interaction between nutrients and the genome at molecular level, nutrigenomics shows the potential impact of a dietary pattern or food items on human health. Traditionally, the beneficial properties of extra-virgin olive oil have been attributed to […]