Virgin olive oil enriched with its own phenolic compounds promotes the main cardioprotective function of high-density lipoproteins (HDL)

The intake of olive oil enriched with phenolic compounds promotes ex vivo HDL-mediated macrophage cholesterol efflux in humans. Data provide direct evidence of the crucial role of olive oil PCs in the induction of macrophage-specific reverse cholesterol transport in vivo. The enrichment of olive oil with the phenolic compounds could be a way of increasing the beneficial properties of olive oil without raising its caloric content, constituting a nutraceutical strategy to enhance HDL cardioprotective properties.

Now Science & Wine also publish scientific posts about Mediterranean Diet

From now on you can read posts about Mediterranean Diet in Science & Wine blog. Initially posts will be published every two weeks at Wednesday. Read the first written by Dr. Ali Chaari and is about a study carried out to evaluate the possibility of pharmacological use of extra virgin olive oil polyphenols for type 2 diabetes mellitus prevention and therapy and for many other amyloid related diseases.