20 Feb An olive oil component resists neuroinflammatory disorders
Researchers from Greece and Spain have found that a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound found in olives may have a protective effect against neuroinflammatory disorders such as multiple sclerosis.
The effect of oleacin, which was isolated from Extra Virgin olive oil, was positive for multiple sclerosis and CNS encephalomyelitis in animals, helped to avoid limb paralysis and relieved other symptoms. It has not yet been studied in humans. In previous tests of oleosin also showed its potential positive role in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
None of us knows what diseases we will face in old age, but we can definitely say that olive oil contains enough useful substances and antioxidants to prevent many of them!