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February 21, 2016
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Monitoring the phenolic compounds of Greek extra-virgin olive oils during storage

Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) samples, of five Greek olive varieties, were stored in dark glass bottles (headspace 0.5%) in a basement without central heating for 24 months. Quantitative variations …

 
February 21, 2016
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Extra virgin olive oil rich in polyphenols modulates VEGF-induced angiogenic responses by preventing NADPH oxidase activity and expression

Previous studies have shown the antiinflammatory, antioxidant and antiangiogenic properties by pure olive oil polyphenols; however, the effects of olive oil phenolic fraction on the inflammatory angiogenesis are unknown. In …

 
September 9, 2015
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The health benefits – The scientific progress and the therapeutic properties

The health benefits of olive oil are unrivaled, and research reveals more benefits nearly every day. In fact, we are only just beginning to understand the countless ways olive oil …

September 9, 2015
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Olive oil polyphenols reduce bad cholesterol and plaque formation

The results of a recent study have again shown that the polyphenols found in olive oil reduce cardiovascular risks. Published this month in the Journal of Nutrition, the study …

September 9, 2015
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Researchers explore role of olive oil phenols in prevention of neurodegenerative diseases

Several studies have reported that the Mediterranean diet slows cognitive decline and lowers risk of neurodegenerative diseases. While most of the research has been conducted in Mediterranean countries, consumption of …

August 31, 2015
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Are plants intelligent? New book says yes

A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass …