Mostly Cloudy
1°CFri :Partly Cloudy. High: 3 Low: -2

Virgin olive oil may help mitigate pancreatitis

Virgin olive oil may help mitigate pancreatitis

Washington: Compounds found in virgin olive oil and fish may help alleviate symptoms of acute pancreatitis, a new study has revealed.

The researchers at the University of Granada Physiology Department evaluated the role of Mediterranean diet ingredients in the prevention and mitigation of cell damage.

Oleic acid and hydroxytyrosol, present in a particularly high concentration in virgin olive oil and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids found in fish affect the cellular mechanisms involved in the development of acute pancreatitis, a disease of oxidative-inflammatory etiology.

Therefore, oleic acid and hydroxytyrosol can be considered potential functional ingredients, as they may prevent or mitigate this disease.

These scientists developed an in vitro experimental model that allowed them to evaluate how changes in the membrane fatty acid composition in vivo –caused by a change in the type of fat ingested– affect the ability of cells to respond to induced oxidative-inflammatory damage with cerulein (acute pancreatitis).

This is the first study to examine how fatty acids and antioxidants affect the cellular mechanisms that respond to local inflammation in the pancreas.

The University of Granada scientists evaluated the role of antioxidants from a preventive approach, that is, by using an experimental model in mice in which cell damage is induced after pretreatment with these nutritional components.

“There is increasing evidence that there are oxidative-inflammatory processes involved in the origin of chronic diseases and that diet plays an important role in such processes,” the author of this study, Maria Belen Lopez Millan said.

“The antioxidant (phenolic compounds) and antiinflammatory (omega-3 fatty acids) effects of diet components (nutrients and bioactive compounds) prevent/mitigate the pathological incidence of oxidative-inflammatory processes,” she added.

 

Top Stories

bmw

BMW M3 and M4 Coupe propelled in India, estimated at Rs 1.20 cr, Rs 1.22 cr individually

November-28-2014
BMW has propelled the M3 car and M4 Coupe execution twins in India with costs beginning at Rs 1.20 crore (M3 car)
Micromax-Canvas-Tab-P666-Photo-1-765x387

Micromax dispatches Intel based Canvas Tab P666 in India for Rs 10999

November-28-2014
Micromax, on Thursday propelled its new tablet Canvas Tab P666 in the Indian market for Rs. 10,999. Micromax has banded together with
Amit_Shah_650_rally_generic_20Nov14_1

For Amit Shah’s Kolkata Rally, BJP’s ‘Guinness Record’

November-28-2014
KOLKATA – A battle over Amit Shah’s rally in Kolkata on Sunday has driven the BJP to court the third time in
power-minister-piyush-goyal-says-government-will-act-soon-to-resolve-fuel-issue

Power Minister Piyush Goyal says government will act soon to intention fuel lack issue

November-28-2014
MUMBAI: India’s fuel-starved force undertakings would have the capacity to give a reward 30,000 MW ability to fuel the normal surge in
Srini_gurunath_LalitModi

IPL spot-altering: SC ought to rebuff Srinivasan, Meiyappan not scrap CSK

November-28-2014
We have to be mindful so as not to toss the child out with the bathwater. For all its apparent ills, the
ungli-zid-759

Emraan Hashmi, Randeep Hooda’s ‘Ungli’, Mannara’s “Zid” release today

November-28-2014
We have three exceptionally fascinating movies discharging this Friday – multi-starrer ‘Ungli’, Priyanka Chopra’s cousin Mannara’s introduction film, “Zid” and Adil Hussain’s