Recent research by American researchers has shown that a diet high in Extra Virgin Olive Oil (a key component of Mediterranean Diet) can prevent memory loss and cognitive decline.
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Memory loss
Extra virgin olive oil could be used for Alzheimer's disease treatment.
These findings were called "Extra-virgin olive oils improve cognition and neurological pathology in 3xTg mice." These findings were published by Domenico Pratico, a professor in Pharmacology and Center for Translational Medicine.
The study also examined the impact of extra virgin olive oil consumption on Alzheimer's disease risk.
Recent research has shown that Extra Virgin Olive Oil is brain-protective, phenolic substances and antioxidant.
Scientists used genetically engineered mice to demonstrate the main features of Alzheimer's Disease.
- Memory impairment
- Amyloid plaque buildup
- Neurofibrillary Tangles
Amyloid plaque, a protein buildup in the brain, is called excess protein. It can also lead to brain cell death.
Two groups of mice were created.
The mice were tested for cognitive performance after six months.
Researchers discovered that mice fed extra virgin olive oil rich diets had higher levels peptides than mice fed the baseline diet.
Brains showed reduced tau phosphorylation, neuropathology and neuropathology.
All these are important characteristics of Alzheimer's Disease. The study found that EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil), had a positive effect.
Researchers concluded that the study supported both positive longitudinal and cross-sectional data. The study may also support the biological reasoning that Extra Virgin Olive Oil might be used as a treatment option to prevent or halt Alzheimer's Disease.