Alzheimer's

How EVOO Exerts Neuroprotective Activity Against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

Phenols in extra virgin olive oil exert antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the brain that scavenge pesticide induced free radicals that contribute to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Mediterranean Diet with EVOO Reduces Cognitive Decline in Older Age

A Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil is a promising dietary intervention to reduce age-related cognitive decline including Alzheimer's, dementia, and mild cognitive impairment.
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Role of Olive Oil in the Hallmarks of Aging

A review article looks at the role of monounsaturated fatty acids and polyphenols in EVOO on the aging process at the cellular and molecular levels.

Mediterranean Diet Associated with a Larger Brain

Those who adhered to a Mediterranean diet, Columbia researchers found, showed less brain atrophy associated with cognitive decline.
Olive Oil Times Special

Researchers Explore Role of Olive Oil Phenols in Prevention of Neurodegenerative Diseases

A scientific review looks for ways phenols in extra virgin olive oil may prevent neurodegenerative diseases

Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil or Nuts Improves Cognitive Function

Long-term consumption of the Mediterranean diet supplemented with either extra virgin olive oil or nuts improved cognitive function in older adults.
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Component in EVOO Kills Cancer Cells

Oleocanthal in EVOO causes a rupture of cancerous cells, releasing enzymes and causing cell death, without harming healthy cells.

A ‘Model Diet’ for Prevention of Alzheimer’s

Adherence to the Mediterranean diet slows cognitive decline, a condition that ultimately leads to Alzheimer’s disease.