Friday, November 6, 2009

Olive Oil May Help Prevent, Treat Alzheimer’s

Why do Italians get so old and stay so cheerful? They put olive oil on almost everything they eat!
Oleocanthal, a naturally-occurring compound found in extra-virgin olive oil, alters the structure of neurotoxic proteins believed to contribute to the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. This structural change impedes the proteins’ ability to damage brain nerve cells. Read more

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