This is the new and important benefit of EVOO that has just been discovered

It is one of the most revered products in the world and within our Mediterranean diet. Until now we knew that EVOO has a long list of qualities: It contains antioxidants, improves heart health, can increase metabolic expenditure and even prevent diseases such as diabetes or hypertension. But now, scientists from Temple University (United States), have discovered a new benefit of olive oil: apparently, it can protect our brain from Alzheimer's symptoms and dementia.

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Undoubtedly a remarkable discovery considering how fulminating this disease is. In our country, Alzheimer's affects about 800,000 people, it is the main cause of disability in the elderly and, every year, 40,000 new cases are detected. What does that mean? many of us have the real possibility of suffering it in the future, as pointed out by the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN).

This new benefit of olive oil has been discovered after an experiment with rodents, in which they have proven the effects of this product on the cognitive performance and brain health of animals. Apparently, olive oil is able to defend the brain from mental deterioration that causes taupathy, a disease associated with the segregation of tau proteins in our brain, which causes, mainly, Alzheimer's.

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And although researchers remember that this disease has no cure for now, they are also sure that it is an important advance: “The finding that EVOO can protect the brain against different forms of dementia gives us the opportunity to learn more. ”, commented the principal investigator of the study.

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