by Marilyn Harding

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by Marilyn Harding

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Mystery of the Parthenon

Abstract

The beneficial health properties of the Mediterranean diet are well recognized. The principle source of fat in Mediterranean diet is extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO). Oleocanthal (OC) is a naturally occurring minor phenolic compound isolated from EVOO, which has shown a potent anti-inflammatory activity, by means of its ability to inhibit the cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes COX-1 and COX-2. A large body of evidence indicates that phenols exhibit anticancer activities.

 

Source: Oleocanthal exerts antitumor effects on human liver and colon cancer cells through ROS generation. – PubMed – NCBI

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