Can olives help guard against dementia?

March 19, 2015 6:12 PM

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Can olives help guard against dementia?

"We are testing the hypothesis that certain polyphenols from olives slow down disease," said study author Gunter Eckert.

As percentage of the Mediterranean diet in terms of mass and volume, olives are likely well below other important foods like beans, greens and tomatoes. But olives are a common food item throughout Southern Europe, and scientists at Goethe University Frankfurt, in Germany, believe nutritional compon...

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