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Latest scientific articles and research on human health and nutrition from around the world
Feb 29, 2016
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Organic Food: Effect on Nutrient Composition

Organic food production is a quickly growing sector with an increase of approximately 250% in 10 years. There is no use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides in organic farming; instead, …

Feb 21, 2016
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Quantum perception and the recognition of plant consciousness

A tree falls in the forest. If no one is there to hear it, does it still make a sound? Many reductionist scientists, and most open-minded scientists, will say yes, …

 
Feb 21, 2016
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Active components and clinical applications of olive oil

The olive tree, Olea europaea, is native to the Mediterranean basin and parts of Asia Minor. The fruit and compression-extracted oil have a wide range of therapeutic and culinary …

 
Feb 21, 2016
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Olive oil biophenols and women’s health

Olea europea, the olive tree, is an ancient tree that originates from the Mediterranean environment of Asia Minor. The edible olive fruit is also used for its oil, gained by …

 
Feb 21, 2016
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Bioavailability and antioxidant effects of olive oil phenolic compounds in humans: a review

Olive oil, the main source of fat in the Mediterranean diet, is a functional food which besides having a high level of monounsaturated fatty acid contains several minor components with …

 
Feb 21, 2016
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Oleokoronal and oleomissional: new major phenolic ingredients of extra virgin olive oil

Extra virgin olive oil contains significant quantities of polar phenolic ingredients. The large majority is made up of esters of tyrosol or hydroxytyrosol with secoiridoid derivatives from oleuropein or ligstroside. …

Feb 21, 2016
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Long-term olive oil consumption lowers risk of diabetes

Scientific evidence suggests that the kind of dietary fat consumed affects risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Specifically, diets high in saturated fats increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, …

Feb 21, 2016
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Mediterranean meal with olive oil keeps blood sugar levels lower than with corn oil

While the Mediterranean diet in general is known for its heart healthy qualities, more and more studies have shown that it may also be an ideal diet for prevention of …

 
Feb 21, 2016
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Effects of high phenolic olive oil on cardiovascular risk factors: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Background Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s leading cause of death. Prevention by nutrition is an easy and effective approach especially by advising foods with nutraceutic properties like high phenolic …

 
Feb 21, 2016
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Extra virgin olive oil phenolic extracts counteract the pro-oxidant effect of dietary oxidized lipids in human intestinal cells

The phenolic fraction of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) concentrates before absorption in the intestinal lumen, where it may contribute to the modulation of enterocytes response to oxidative and inflammatory …