In an uplifting evaluation that proves the right foods can triumph over bad genes Spanish researchers found that the potent antioxidant phenol compounds in extra virgin olive oil stifle the activity of several genes that promote inflammation.
They fed 20 study subjects controlled breakfasts on different occasions. Some were fed a breakfast enriched with high phenol (virgin) olive oil and others a breakfast enriched with low phenol (refined) olive oil. When comparing the genetic activity of the high vs. low phenol group, they identified 98 separate genes that were differentially expressed, including a number of pro inflammatory genes whose activity was significantly blunted. (BMC Genomics, April 2010)
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