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Olive oil fights inflammation

Posted Feb 12 2008 4:54pm
Research conducted at the Monell Chemical Sciences Center in Philadelphia has found just that. In fact, their work showed that the active ingredient in olive oil, oleocanthal, was more effective at blocking enzymes that cause inflammation than ibuprofen was.

Interesting indeed.

These scientists go on to speculate that this may be another reason why the Mediterranean diet (high in olive oil) is such a healthy way to eat.

An article in today's NY Times has further details. Click here to find out more.
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