DNA Protected Against Damage by Olive Oil

As a primary component of the Mediterranean Diet (MD), research has shown that olive oil elicits a number of health benefits, including maintaining bone and colon health. Research has also started to discover that the polyphenol content of olive oil increases antioxidant levels and contributes significantly to its health benefits.

Now a new study has found more health benefits of olive oil, this time in helping keep our DNA healthy and protected against oxidation.

In the study, researchers gave 25 milliliters of olive oil with either low, medium, and high phenolic content to 182 males and measured urinary levels of DNA oxidation for 2 weeks. Read Entire Article


  1. Makayla Gonzalez
    July 27, 2010
  2. Adam Moore
    September 13, 2010

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