Anti-inflammatory element of olives is identified

08/30/2011 | NutraIngredients

The presence of hydroxytyrosol in olives can explain many of the anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular benefits in olives and olive oil, according to a study. "Both the olive extract and the isolated compound were associated with a reduction in the secretion of a range of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines," according to this article.

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