Archive for the ‘Olive Oil’ Category

Olive oil component could avert Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

In findings published in the journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, US scientists explain how this naturally occurring compound, oleocanthal, beneficially alters the structure of highly toxic proteins known as ADDLs.

The researchers explain that ADDLs bind within the neural synapses of the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and are believed to directly disrupt nerve cell function, eventually leading to memory loss, cell death and global disruption of brain function.

‘Binding of ADDLs to nerve cell synapses is thought to be a crucial first step in the initiation of Alzheimer’s disease,’ said the lead research William L. Klein.

‘Oleocanthal alters ADDL structure in a way that deters the protein from binding to synapses.

Read the report in, October 20, 2009

Olive Oil for Memory

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Researchers have found that those who eat and cook with olive oil regularly are less likely to show signs of cognitive decline than those who never eat this fat.