What researchers are discovering is impactful, indeed, and extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) plays a primary role.
High in antioxidants, oleic acid, and healthy fats, authentic EVOO is a nutrient-dense staple of the Mediterranean diet, and recent research indicates that it is likely a primary pivotal contributor to health and longevity.
Nutrient-rich, authentic EVOO supports excellent health.
Authentic EVOO offers many health-boosting benefits, and one very significant study spearheaded, by Dr. Amal Kaddoumi of Auburn University, is focused on how daily consumption of EVOO impacts those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s is a serious illness, which affects more than 5.8 million Americans — and that number is expected to rise to nearly 14 million by 2050. The disease causes memory loss, decreased cognitive function, and dementia. Alzheimer’s is often fatal. In fact, it ranks 6th out of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States.
Until now, there has been no medical treatment, prevention, or intervention proven to slow, stop or reverse the underlying neurodegeneration that is the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. However, Dr. Kaddoumi’s work indicates that regular consumption of nutrient-rich authentic EVOO may halt or delay the progression of mild cognitive impairment into full-blown Alzheimer’s.
Dr. Kaddoumi, whose specialty is neuropharmacology and brain research, has received a significant grant from the National Institute of Health in support of her research into the benefits of authentic EVOO. Her work is currently undergoing clinical trials, which will hopefully confirm her recent findings and open the doorway to further exploration of EVOO’s health-giving properties.
The project is currently seeking individuals with mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease. Those interested in participating in the trials may find more detailed information here, or inquire via email to Kaddoumi@auburn.edu.
In the meantime, consuming at least three tablespoons of nutrient-rich, authentic EVOO may prove to be an effective preventative measure — so reach for your bottle of delicious, nutritious Bellucci — and pour more!