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July 13, 2017

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Preserves Memory & Protects Brain Against Alzheimer’s

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Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory &
protects brain against Alzheimer’s

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Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory, protects brain against Alzheimer’s. The Mediterranean diet is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil. In a new study, the researchers show that consumption of extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain; markers of Alzheimer’s disease.

The Temple team also identified the mechanisms underlying the protective effects of extra-virgin olive oil. “We found that olive oil reduces brain inflammation but most importantly activates a process known as autophagy,” explained senior investigator Domenico Praticò, MD, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Microbiology and the Center for Translational Medicine at LKSOM. Autophagy is the process by which cells break down and clear out intracellular debris and toxins, such as amyloid plaques and tau tangles.

“Brain cells from mice fed diets enriched with extra-virgin olive oil had higher levels of autophagy and reduced levels of amyloid plaques and phosphorylated tau,” Dr. Praticò said. The latter substance, phosphorylated tau, is responsible for neurofibrillary tangles, which are suspected of contributing to the nerve cell dysfunction in the brain that is responsible for Alzheimer’s memory symptoms.

Previous studies have suggested that the widespread use of extra-virgin olive oil in the diets of people living in the Mediterranean areas is largely responsible for the many health benefits linked to the Mediterranean diet. “The thinking is that extra-virgin olive oil is better than fruits and vegetables alone, and as a monounsaturated vegetable fat it is healthier than saturated animal fats,” according to Dr. Praticò.

In order to investigate the relationship between extra-virgin olive oil and dementia, Dr. Praticò and colleagues used a well-established Alzheimer’s disease mouse model. Known as a triple transgenic model, the animals develop 3 characteristics of the disease: memory impairment, amyloid plagues, and neurofibrillary tangles.

The researchers divided the animals into two groups, one that received a chow diet enriched with extra-virgin olive oil and one that received the regular chow diet without it. The olive oil was introduced into the diet when the mice were six months old, before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease begin to emerge in the animal model.

In overall appearance, there was no difference between the two groups of animals. However, at age 9 months and 12 months, mice on the extra virgin olive oil-enriched diet performed significantly better on tests designed to evaluate working memory, spatial memory, and learning abilities.

Studies of brain tissue from both groups of mice revealed dramatic differences in nerve cell appearance and function. “One thing that stood out immediately was synaptic integrity,” Dr. Praticò said. The integrity of the connections between neurons, known as synapses, were preserved in animals on the extra-virgin olive oil diet. In addition, compared to mice on a regular diet, brain cells from animals in the olive oil group showed a dramatic increase in nerve cell autophagy activation, which was ultimately responsible for the reduction in levels of amyloid plaques and phosphorylated tau.

“This is an exciting finding for us,” explained Dr. Praticò. “Thanks to the autophagy activation, memory and synaptic integrity were preserved, and the pathological effects in animals otherwise destined to develop Alzheimer’s disease were significantly reduced. This is a very important discovery, since we suspect that a reduction in autophagy marks the beginning of Alzheimer’s disease.”

Dr. Praticò and colleagues plan next to investigate the effects of introducing extra-virgin olive oil into the diet of the same mice at 12 months of age, when they have already developed plaques and tangles. “Usually when a patient sees a doctor for suspected symptoms of dementia, the disease is already present,” Dr. Praticò added. “We want to know whether olive oil added at a later time point in the diet can stop or reverse the disease.”

 

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June 26, 2017

Amazing, Healthy Olive Oil and Nuts Tied to Prostate Cancer Survival

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Amazing, Healthy Olive Oil And Nuts
Tied To Prostate Cancer Survival

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 It turns out that men who replaced 10% of their total daily calories from carbohydrates (such as rice, bread and sweets) with vegetable fats (such as olive oil and canola) after their cancer diagnosis had a 29% lower risk of developing lethal prostate cancer and a 26% reduced risk of death during a median of eight years of follow-up. In addition, adding a daily ounce of nuts to their diets was linked to an 18% lower risk of developing metastatic prostate cancer.

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May 12, 2017

Bragg Olive Oil Is the Ancient Fountain of Youth

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Bragg Olive Oil is the Ancient Fountain of Youth

Bragg Olive Oil is the Ancient Fountain of Youth. “I’ve never had but one wrinkle, and I’m sitting on it,” Jeanne Louise Calment famously quipped.  Jeanne Louise Calment was a French supercentenarian who had the longest confirmed human life span in history, living to the age of 122 years and 164 days. Jeanne Louise rubbed Olive Oil into her skin on a daily basis and credited Olive Oil with her youthful appearance and longevity.

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February 7, 2017

Bragg On €Taste of New York” for Heart Healthy Olive Oil

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Bragg on “Taste of New York” or Heart Healthy Olive Oil

The entire month of February Bragg will be featured on
“Taste of New York” TV show for Heart Healthy Olive Oil

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November 7, 2016

You’re Invited to “Everything Olive Oil”

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You’re invited to “Everything Olive Oil”
Culinary Event and Author
Nov 9, 2016


“Everything Olive Oil” Culinary Event and Author Signing in Carlsbad

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Nov 9, 2016

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November 3, 2016

Try Bragg’s Olive Oil for a Classic Panzanella

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Try Bragg’s Olive Oil For A Classic Panzanella

Try Bragg’s extra virgin olive oil for a classic panzanella from The Natural Food Kitchen.
Combination of peaches, crunchy bread and olive oil.

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A Classic Panzanella

 

 

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August 25, 2016

Olive Oil, the Ancient Fountain of Youth

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Olive Oil, the Ancient Fountain of Youth

Bragg Olive Oil is the Ancient Fountain of Youth. “I’ve never had but one wrinkle, and I’m sitting on it,” Jeanne Louise Calment famously quipped.  Jeanne Louise Calment was a French supercentenarian who had the longest confirmed human life span in history, living to the age of 122 years and 164 days. Jeanne Louise rubbed Olive Oil into her skin on a daily basis and credited Olive Oil with her youthful appearance and longevity.

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November 27, 2010

Olive Oil Protects Liver

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Olive Oil Protects Liver

Extra-virgin olive oil can protect the liver from oxidative stress. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open access journal Nutrition and Metabolism exposed rats to a moderately toxic herbicide known to deplete antioxidants and cause oxidative stress, finding that those rats fed on a diet containing the olive oil were partially protected from the resulting liver damage.

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July 14, 2010

OLIVE OIL MAY PROTECT AGAINST BOWEL DISEASE

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Increasing your intake of olive oil may help protect against ulcerative colitis, a new study finds.

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes ulcers in the lining of the rectum and colon, resulting in abdominal pain, diarrhea and weight loss. This study found that people whose diet was rich in oleic acid were far less likely to develop ulcerative colitis.

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June 15, 2010

DOES the USE of OLIVE OIL in YOUR DIET CAUSE a FAT BUILDUP in the BODY?

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No, using olive oil in your diet does not automatically cause fat buildup in your body. Weight gain (including the accumulation of body fat) occurs when we intake more calories than we expend. If your diet, including those two tablespoons of olive oil, provides you with the amount of calories needed to maintain your present weight, then the olive oil shouldn’t cause you to accumulate fat.

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