Extra-virgin olive oil could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. These findings were published by Domenico Pratico, a professor of Pharmacology and Translational Medicine from The Center for Translational Medicine.
The study also examined the effects of extra virgin olive oil consumption on Alzheimer’s risk.
Recent research has shown that Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an antioxidant and brain-protective oil.
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 cause brain cell death.
Two groups of mice were created.
The mice were tested for cognitive performance after six months.
Scientists discovered that mice fed extra-virgin oils 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 EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil), had a positive effect.
This study was supported by both longitudinal and cross-sectional positive data.