Olive Oil Protects You from Liver Damage

Olive oil compounds could protect you against oxidative stress in your liver, according to a new study performed on rats.

The research showed that rats fed a diet containing olive oil were partially protected from liver damage caused by oxidative stress. Oxidative damage is a major contributor to the development of many illnesses including CVD, cancer and neurodegenerative disorders.

NutraIngredients reports:

“The new study explored the idea that, owing to its high content of natural antioxidants, olive oil could reduce oxidative damage in rats. Because the liver is not only the main target for phenolic antioxidants once absorbed from the gut but is also the major place for phenolic metabolism, the researchers stated that studies investigating the effect of antioxidant dietary phenolics on the liver should be given priority.”

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