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Virgin Olive Oil As A Source Of Anti-Inflammatory Agents

Cardoso, S. M.; Catarino, M. D.; Semião, M. S.; Olívia R. Pereira;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Country: Portugal
Virgin olive oil (VOO) has many potential health benefits, including the amelioration of inflammatory processes. In part, this is known to occur through the modification of the endothelial function, leading to a decrease of the levels of cell-adhesion molecules (CAMs), including the inter-cellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) and the vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1). Importantly, virgin olive oil is able to inhibit the tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), that is a key cytokine in controlling distinct types of cell functions and a particular therapeutic target for inflammatory diseases. Moreover, in vitro and in vivo assays with virgin olive oil or its...
free text keywords: Virgin olive oil, IIflammation, Atherosclerosis, Bowel diseases, Cancer
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