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Current Pharmaceutical Design
ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286
VOLUME: 17
ISSUE: 8
DOI: 10.2174/138161211795428885      Price:  $58









Extra Virgin Olive Oils Polyphenols: Biological Activities

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Author(s): Francesco Visioli and Elena Bernardini
Pages 786-804 (19)
Abstract:
In addition to its high proportion of oleic acid (which is considered as “neutral” in terms of cardioprotection), extra virgin olive oil is rich in phenolic compounds, which other vegetable oils do not contain. This review critically appraises the current scientific evidence of a healthful role of olive phenols, with particular emphasis on hydroxytyrosol and related molecules.
Keywords:
Olive oil, polyphenols, hydroxytyrosol, Mediterranean diet, cardiovascular disease, oleic acid, micronutrients, antioxidant, lipid-laden, plaques, brevity, organoleptic, peroxidation, mutagenic, ascorbate, cardioprotection, scavenging, chelation, electrophoretic, glucuronide
Affiliation:
IMDEA-Food Calle Faraday 7 Universitad Autonoma, Campus de Cantoblanco 28049 Madrid, Italy.