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Current Pharmaceutical Design


ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

Extra Virgin Olive Oils Polyphenols: Biological Activities

Author(s): Francesco Visioli and Elena Bernardini

Volume 17, Issue 8, 2011

Page: [786 - 804] Pages: 19

DOI: 10.2174/138161211795428885

Price: $65


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

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