University of Minnesota Medical School
USA Today - Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
"Amazingly, OC (oleocanthal) induced cell death in all cancer cells examined as rapidly as 30 minutes after treatment in the absence of serum"
Department of Biological Sciences, Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York, New York
"Farr says only extra virgin olive oil, not just regular olive oil contains the memory improvement properties. Regular olive oil is processed and has lost most of its beneficial polyphenols."
CBS St. Louis
"Not only does this report shed light on the molecular details of how olive oil may provide health benefits, but it may open new doors to enhancing treatments based on this discovery"
Journal of Leukocyte Biology
"Previous research has shown that olive oil provides many health benefits including lowering the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure and possibly stroke."
Houston Methodist Cancer Center
"The study suggested the olive oil-rich diet was the healthiest, as it appeared to prevent people from accumulating fat around their waists, which is often a precursor to diabetes"
"Conclusions: These results suggest a protective role for high olive oil consumption on the risk of stroke in older subjects"
"Eating a diet rich in the phenolic components of virgin olive oil represses several pro-inflammatory genes"
"Olive oil's health-giving benefits stem from its ability to help 'switch off ' genes that inflame conditions ranging from heart disease to arthritis"
"virgin olive oil can actually influence certain genes involved in triggering inflammatory processes of the immune system"
"Researchers of the Catalonian Institute of Oncology (Spain) and the University of Granada (Spain) have discovered that extra virgin olive oil may help to combat breast cancer"
Medical News Today
"Minor components of virgin olive oil (VOO) may play a key role in the beneficial effects of VOO on atherosclerosis."
Journal of Nutrition
"Olive oil has more uses than just inside the kitchen, scientists have revealed. The oil contains a natural chemical which acts like the anti-inflammatory pain killer ibuprofen."
"We are able to demonstrate that the main component of olive oil, oleic acid, is able to down-regulate the most important oncogene in breast cancer," Menendez explained. ......."The most important source of oleic acid is olive oil."
"Rats fed a diet supplemented with olive oil had a lower risk of colon cancer than those fed diets supplemented with safflower oil"
"A mixture of compounds called phenols, extracted from virgin olive oil, inhibits the process by which colon cells become cancerous, according to lab experiments"
International Journal of Cancer
"People on high blood pressure medications may be able to reduce the amount of medicine they take if they substitute extra-virgin olive oil for other types of fats in their diet"
"I've heard of people applying olive oil to their skin after sunbathing and a new study from Japan says the treatment may be effective in providing extra protection against skin cancer. However, it takes extra virgin olive oil to prevent skin damage from ultraviolet (UV) radiation in experiments with mice, according to an article in New Scientist."
"The monounsaturated fat in olive oil may reduce the chances of suffering coronary heart disease, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday"
"Spanish scientists say they have located the micronutrients in olive oil that make it a good heart protector."
"Scientists now say an application of virgin olive oil after sunbathing may protect against skin cancer"
"Olive oil, on the other hand, seems to reduce the amount of bile acid produced and to increase DAO levels."
"Phenolic compounds in olive oil, which have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties, may explain cardiovascular health benefits"
American College of Cardiology