Skip Navigation Links



    Learn More     Subscribe    
Join Now!      Login
Medicial Mistakes Quiz
How many people each year suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death after a hospital visit?
ealthy News Service: Olive oil prevents, and may combat, Alzheimer's

Olive oil prevents, and may combat, Alzheimer's

by What Doctors Don't Tell You - 10/8/2009

Back to Healthy News

The olive oil you put on your salad seems to possess the ability to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and even to combat it if you already have it.

The magic ingredient in extra-virgin olive oil is oleocanthal, a compound that alters the structure of neurotoxins that contribute to the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s.

These neurotoxins, known as ADDLs, disrupt nerve cell function, leading to memory loss, cell death and the complete disruption of the brain’s functions.

Researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago, identified the ADDLs in 1998, and have since carried out laboratory tests that demonstrate that oleocanthal encourages antibodies to attack the harmful neurotoxins.

The research team is hopeful that their discovery could be the breakthrough in Alzheimer’s treatment, but only a full clinical trial will provide the answer to that.

(Source: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 2009; 240: 189-97).

Add your comment      
Provided by What Doctors Don't Tell You on 10/8/2009

Share   Facebook   Buzz   Delicious   Digg   Twitter  
From Our Sponsor
Featured Events
Wellness Inventory Certification Training
     September 16-December 16, 2014
     Teleclass, CA USA
Additional Calendar Links
Wellness, Transcending, dimension!

Home       Wellness       Health A-Z       Alternative Therapies       Find a Practitioner       Healthy Products       Bookstore       Wellness Inventory
Healthy Kitchen       Healthy Woman       Healthy Man       Healthy Child       Healthy Aging       Wellness Center       Nutrition Center       Fitness Center
Free Newsletter      What Doctor's Don't Tell You      Discount Lab Tests      First Aid      Global Health Calendar      Privacy Policy     Contact Us

Disclaimer: The information provided on HealthWorld Online is for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.