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Systematic review and meta-analysis on effects of regular intake of olive oil finds anti-inflammatory benefits

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2020 JAN 10 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Daily -- Researchers detail new data in Health and Medicine - Diet and Nutrition. According to news reporting from Lisbon, Portugal, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “The prevalence of non-communicable diseases is rapidly increasing, and evidence shows that diet and lifestyle are key areas of intervention to decrease their burden. Olive oil is considered one of the key nutritional components responsible for the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which is characterized by the use of olive oil in meals as the main source of fat; a high consumption of water, fruits, nuts, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, spices, and herbs; a moderate consumption of dairy products (mainly cheese and yogurt), fish, poultry, and red wine; and a reduced consumption of red meat and processed foods.”

Financial support for this research came from Gallo WW.

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Lisbon, “The aim of this review was to summarize evidence from randomized controlled trials on the effect of regular dietary intake of olive oil on three inflammatory markers: C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha. Reviewed RCTs reveal beneficial effects of olive oil by reducing levels of inflammation markers. Olive oil taken on a regular basis can be a good dietary fat alternative, especially to manage lL-6. However, further research is required to clarify the effects of olive oil consumption on inflammation, comparing to other fats.”

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “Moreover, olive oil daily dosage, different time-lenght intervention and follow-up periods should be taken into consideration.”

For more information on this research see: Is Olive Oil Good for You? a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis On Anti-inflammatory Benefits From Regular Dietary Intake. Nutrition, 2020;69():. Nutrition can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Inc, Ste 800, 230 Park Ave, New York, NY 10169, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Nutrition - http://www.journals.elsevier.com/nutrition/)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Fernandes, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Medicine, Inst Saude Ambiental, Lisbon, Portugal. Additional authors for this research include M. Fialho, R. Santos, C. Peixoto-Placido, T. Madeira, N. Sousa-Santos, A. Virgolino, O. Santos and A.V. Carneiro.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nut.2019.110559. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

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