Extra-virgin olive oils may be used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. These findings were entitled "Extra-virgin olive oils improve cognition and neurological pathology in 3xTg mice. These findings were published by Domenico Pratico, a professor of Pharmacology at The Center for Translational Medicine.
The study also examined the impact of extra virgin olive oil consumption on Alzheimer's risk.
Recent research has shown that Extra Virgin Olive Oil is brain-protective 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 is a protein buildup that can be found in the brain. This can cause 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 base diet.
Brains showed reduced tau phosphorylation, neuropathology and other symptoms.
All these are important characteristics of Alzheimer's Disease. The study results revealed that extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) had a positive impact.
Researchers concluded that the study was able to support both longitudinal and cross-sectional positive data.