Extra-virgin oil may be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Domenico Pratico is a professor of Pharmacology and Translational Medicine at The Center for Translational Medicine.
This study also looked at the impact of extra virgin oil consumption on Alzheimer’s risk.
Recent studies have shown that Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be used as an antioxidant and brain-protective oil.
To demonstrate the main features and symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease, scientists used genetically engineered mice.
- Memory impairment
- Amyloid plaque buildup
- Neurofibrillary Tangles
Amyloid plaque, a protein buildup that can lead to brain cell death, is
There were two groups of mice created.
After six months, the mice were tested for cognitive performance.
Scientists found that mice who were fed extra-virgin oil rich diets had higher levels of peptides than those who were fed the base diet.
Brains had reduced tau phosphorylation and neuropathology.
These are all important features of Alzheimer's Disease. Study results showed that EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) had a positive effect.
The study was supported both by longitudinal and cross-sectional positive statistics.