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Health Benefits of High-Phenolic Olive Oils Decoded Through Gene Expressions

The Mediterranean diet (MeD) is well-known to impart considerable protection against the occurrence of cardiovascular disease and cancer. In particular, the plethora of protective health benefits of the MeD including improved lipid profile and reduced inflammation has been linked largely to the high levels of fatty acid content found in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The reason that polyphenols are important is because they are gene activators, especially of anti-inflammatory genes.  This is why insulin resistance is reduced; because it is a consequence of increased inflammation.

 

 

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