Study: "Olives & olive oil are sources of electrophilic fatty acid nitroalkenes"

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Spanish researchers at the University of Jaén (UJA) have confirmed the presence in three varieties of extra virgin olive oil of nitrooleic, a fatty acid with a proven anti-inflammatory function, which prevents of atherosclerosis and other heart diseases.

The study “Olives and olive oil are sources of electrophilic fatty acid nitroalkenes” conducted in collaboration with researchers at the Center for Biomedical Research (Ceinbio) of Montevideo (Uruguay) and the Toxicology Department at the University of Pittsburgh (USA), was recently published in the journal Plos One.

It is a joint project carried out since 2004, supported by the then president of Citoliva and current president of the UJA, Manuel Parras, and led by Juan Bautista Barroso, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Jaén, also featuring researchers Beatriz Sánchez, Capilla Mata, María Nieves Padilla, Juan Carlos Begara and Raquel Valderrama.

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