Recent American research has shown that extra-virgin olive oil, a key component of the Mediterranean Diet, can help prevent memory loss and cognitive decline.
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Memory loss
Extra Virgin Olive Oil May be used in Alzheimer's Disease Treatment.
These findings were called "Extravirgin Olive Oil improves cognition, neurological pathology in 3xTg mice." Domenico Pratico, a professor in Pharmacology and Center for Translational Medicine.
This research also examined the effects of extra-virgin oil consumption on Alzheimer’s risk.
Recent studies have shown that Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a brain-protective, phenolic substance as well as an antioxidant.
Scientists used genetically-engineered mice to show the main characteristics of Alzheimer's Disease.
- Memory impairment
- Amyloid plaque buildup
- Neurofibrillary Tangles
Amyloid plaque is a form of excess protein in the brain.
Two types of mice were developed.
The mice were tested for cognitive performance after six months.
Scientists found that mice fed extra virgin olive oil rich diets had higher levels of peptides than mice fed the baseline diet.
Brains had decreased tau phosphorylation and neuropathology.
All these are key characteristics of Alzheimer's Disease. A study revealed that EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) had a positive effect.
Researchers concluded that the study provided both positive longitudinal and cross-sectional evidence.