Researchers have proven the value of Olive Oil to treat pain and anxiety

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A group of researchers from different disciplines coordinated by the scientist Julian Taylor at the Spanish National Hospital of Paraplegics (HNP), has discovered the therapeutic value of high oleic acid, a modified main component of olive oil. Specifically, these researchers have proven the value of oleic acid to treat pain associated with peripheral nerve and anxiety.

Modified olive oil molecule to kill pain and anxiety

This molecule, registered by the National Hospital for Paraplegics Foundation as a patent in use has been licensed to the biopharmaceutical company Lipopharma for a possible industrial and commercial exploitation.

The study, published in the Eur J Pain journal, supports the idea that Omega 9 type fatty acids could be modified to alleviate some symptoms of psychological pain. This discovery has been done by scientists and specialists from the basic and clinical Paraplegic research; biologists Gerardo Ávila, Iriana Galán and Águeda Donato with Pablo Escribá and Xavier Busquets, from the University of the Balearic Islands, and Julio Gomez of the University of Castilla-La Mancha.

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