The cardioprotective properties of Mediterranean Diet were demonstrated for the first time from the Seven Country Study. In the last few decades, numerous epidemiological studies, as well as intervention trial, confirmed this observation, pointing out the close relationship between the Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular diseases. In this context, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), the most representative component of this diet, seems to be relevant in lowering the incidence of cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction and stroke. From a chemical point of view, 98-99% of the total weight of EVOO is represented by fatty acids, especially monounsaturated fatty acids such as oleic acid. Tocopherols, polyphenols and other minor constituents represent the remaining 1-2%. All these components may potentially contribute to "health maintenance" with their beneficial effects by EVOOO.

Extra virgin olive oil and cardiovascular diseases: benefits for human health / Nocella, Cristina; Cammisotto, Vittoria; Fianchini, Luca; D'Amico, Alessandra; Novo, Marta; Castellani, Valentina; Stefanini, Lucia; Violi, Francesco; Carnevale, Roberto. - In: ENDOCRINE, METABOLIC & IMMUNE DISORDERS. DRUG TARGETS. - ISSN 2212-3873. - (2017). [10.2174/1871530317666171114121533]

Extra virgin olive oil and cardiovascular diseases: benefits for human health

Nocella, Cristina;Cammisotto, Vittoria;Fianchini, Luca;D'Amico, Alessandra;Novo, Marta;Stefanini, Lucia;Violi, Francesco;Carnevale, Roberto
2017

Abstract

The cardioprotective properties of Mediterranean Diet were demonstrated for the first time from the Seven Country Study. In the last few decades, numerous epidemiological studies, as well as intervention trial, confirmed this observation, pointing out the close relationship between the Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular diseases. In this context, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), the most representative component of this diet, seems to be relevant in lowering the incidence of cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction and stroke. From a chemical point of view, 98-99% of the total weight of EVOO is represented by fatty acids, especially monounsaturated fatty acids such as oleic acid. Tocopherols, polyphenols and other minor constituents represent the remaining 1-2%. All these components may potentially contribute to "health maintenance" with their beneficial effects by EVOOO.
2017
Antioxidant; anti-atherosclerotic nutrient; cardiovascular disease; endothelial dysfunction; extra virgin olive oil; nutraceutical.
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Extra virgin olive oil and cardiovascular diseases: benefits for human health / Nocella, Cristina; Cammisotto, Vittoria; Fianchini, Luca; D'Amico, Alessandra; Novo, Marta; Castellani, Valentina; Stefanini, Lucia; Violi, Francesco; Carnevale, Roberto. - In: ENDOCRINE, METABOLIC & IMMUNE DISORDERS. DRUG TARGETS. - ISSN 2212-3873. - (2017). [10.2174/1871530317666171114121533]
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