Aceite de oliva, dieta y niveles de colesterol

Virgin Olive Oil and a Mediterranean Diet Fight Heart Disease by Changing How Our Genes Function

ScienceDaily (July 6, 2010) — Everyone knows olive oil and a Mediterranean diet are associated with a lower risk for cardiovascular disease, but a new research report published in the July 2010 print issue of the FASEB Journal offers a surprising reason why These foods change how genes associated with atherosclerosis function.

“Knowing which genes can be modulated by diet in a healthy way can help people select healthy diets,” said Maria Isabel Covas, D.Pharm., Ph.D., a researcher involved in the work from the Cardiovascular Risk and Nutrition Research Group at the Institut Municipal d’Investigacio Medica in Barcelona, Spain. “It is also a first step for future nutritional therapies with selected foods.”

Scientists worked with three groups of healthy volunteers. The first group consumed a traditional Mediterranean diet with virgin olive oil rich in polyphenols. The second group consumed a traditional Mediterranean diet with an olive oil low in polyphenols. The third group followed their habitual diet. After three months, the first group had a down-regulation in the expression of atherosclerosis-related genes in their peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Additionally, the olive oil polyphenols made a significant impact on the expression of genetic changes influencing coronary heart disease. Results also showed that the consumption of virgin olive oil in conjunction with a Mediterranean diet can positively impact lipid and DNA oxidation, insulin resistance, inflammation, carcinogenesis, and tumor suppression.

“This study is ground breaking because it shows that olive oil and a Mediterranean diet affect our bodies in a far more significant way than previously believed,” said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of the FASEB Journal. “Not only does this research offer more support for encouraging people to change their eating habits, it is an important first
step toward identifying drug targets that affect how our genes express themselves.”

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (2010, July 6). Virgin olive oil and a Mediterranean diet fight heart disease by changing how our genes function. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 29, 2011, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2010/06/100630111035.htm

  1. gladys ramirez
    marzo, 2012 en 11:49 pm

    quiero agradecer esta oportunidad y decirles muchas gracias por ayudarnos adios los bendiga gladys ramirez y en espanol que buenooooo

  2. gladys ramirez
    marzo, 2012 en 12:56 pm

    que bien tener tan buena informacion con nosotros

    • herbielatino
      marzo, 2012 en 1:36 pm

      Gracias Gladys, muy amable.

  3. Scott
    octubre, 2012 en 11:48 pm

    Hi I am so thrilled I found your blog, I really found you by accident, while I was searching on Digg for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say thanks a lot for a fantastic post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the fantastic work.

  4. chile
    mayo, 2013 en 5:11 pm

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It truly helpful & it helped me out much.

    • herbielatino
      mayo, 2013 en 5:50 pm

      How kind of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Jenny
    junio, 2013 en 8:04 am

    A fascinating discussion is worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you ought to publish more about this subject matter, it might not be a taboo subject but generally folks don’t talk about such issues. To the next! Kind regards!!

    • herbielatino
      junio, 2013 en 1:28 pm

      Lamentablemente no tengo plantas para la estupidez, Jenny. Ah y he borrado la URL que pretendías propagandear. Un pobre intento.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Deja un comentario

Introduce tus datos o haz clic en un icono para iniciar sesión:

Logo de WordPress.com

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de WordPress.com. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Imagen de Twitter

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Twitter. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Foto de Facebook

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Facebook. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Google+ photo

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Google+. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Conectando a %s

Seguir

Recibe cada nueva publicación en tu buzón de correo electrónico.

Únete a otros 229 seguidores

%d personas les gusta esto: