Olive oil supplements may protect against the adverse vascular effects of air pollution

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“Our study suggests that use of olive oil supplements may protect against the adverse vascular effects of exposure to air pollution particles,” said Dr. Tong. “If these results are replicated in further studies, use of these supplements might offer a safe, low cost, and effective means of counteracting some of the health consequences of exposure to air pollution.”

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More information: Abstract 55100, Olive Oil Supplements Ameliorate Endothelial Dysfunction Caused By Concentrated Ambient Particulate Matter Exposure In Healthy Human Volunteers , Scientific Abstract , )6.01 – Air Pollution: Epidemiology and Mechanisms (EOH) , H. Tong1, A.G. Rappold1, M. Caughey2, A.L. Hinderliter2, M. Case1, J. Berntsen3, W.E. Cascio1, D. Diaz-Sanchez1, R.B. Devlin1, J.M. Samet1; 1US Environmental , Protection Agency – Durham, NC/US, 2University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC/US, 3TRC Environmental Corporation – Raleigh, NC/US

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