We use our own and third-party cookies to optimize your experience on this site, including to maintain user sessions. Without these cookies our site will not function well. If you continue browsing our site we take that to mean that you understand and accept how we use the cookies. If you wish to decline our cookies we will redirect you to Google.
Already have an account? Sign in.

 Remember Me | Forgot Your Password?

Polyphenols In Virgin Olive Oil Modify Atherosclerosis Gene Expression

July 1, 2010: 10:12 AM EST
Clinical evidence has accumulated for years that the Mediterranean diet, with its use of olive oil as the main fat ingredient in meals, has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system. New Spanish research has found out why: polyphenols in virgin olive oil modify the expression of atherosclerosis-related genes. Three groups of healthy volunteers ate three types of meals: a traditional Mediterranean diet with virgin olive oil rich in polyphenols, one with low-polyphenol olive oil, and a habitual diet that of their own choosing. After three months, the function of the atherosclerosis genes in the blood cells of those who ate the high-polyphenol olive oil had been significantly moderated. Researchers said the high-polyphenol olive oil can also positively affect lipid and DNA oxidation, insulin resistance, inflammation, carcinogenesis and tumor suppression.
Valentini Konstantinidou, Maria-Isabel Covas, et al., " In vivo nutrigenomic effects of virgin olive oil polyphenols within the frame of the Mediterranean diet: a randomized controlled trial", FASEB Journal, July 01, 2010, © Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Domains
TrendSpotter
Vitality & Better Living
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
Spain
Categories
Research, Studies, Advice
Developed by Yuri Ingultsov Software Lab.