Polyphenol in Olive Oil May Help Fight Allergies

Already approved use for its preventive effect on LDL oxidation, the possibility of using hydroxytyrosol as a nutrient for allergy prevention broadens the opportunities for olive oil therapeutic applications to a whole new horizon.

Over the past two decades emerging empirical evidence has strongly associated Mediterranean diet (MD) to lower incidence of specifically cardiovascular disease as well as other common inflammatory diseases. The MD primary source of fat is olive oil which is abundant in polyphenols such as hydroxytyrosol (HT) and tyrosol representing about 30 percent of the total phenol content of virgin olive oil. Of note, hydroxytyrosol is also one of the major compounds in olive mill waste and olive leaf extract.

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