Chemistry and Health of Olive Oil Phenolics

@article{Cicerale2009ChemistryAH,
  title={Chemistry and Health of Olive Oil Phenolics},
  author={Sara Cicerale and Xavier A. Conlan and Andrew J Sinclair and Russell S J Keast},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={49},
  pages={218 - 236}
}
The Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower incidence of atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer. The apparent health benefits have been partially attributed to the dietary consumption of virgin olive oil by Mediterranean populations. Most recent interest has focused on the biologically active phenolic compounds naturally present in virgin olive oils. Studies (human, animal, in vivo and in vitro) have shown that olive oil phenolics have positive effects on… 
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