Extra virgin olive oil improves learning and memory in SAMP8 mice.

@article{Farr2012ExtraVO,
  title={Extra virgin olive oil improves learning and memory in SAMP8 mice.},
  author={Susan A. Farr and Tulin Otamis Price and Ligia Juliana Dominguez and Antonio Motisi and Filippo Saiano and Michael L. Niehoff and J Eileen Morley and W. A. Banks and Nuran Ercal and Mario Barbagallo},
  journal={Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={81-92}
}
Polyphenols are potent antioxidants found in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO); antioxidants have been shown to reverse age- and disease-related learning and memory deficits. We examined the effects of EVOO on learning and memory in SAMP8 mice, an age-related learning/memory impairment model associated with increased amyloid-β protein and brain oxidative damage. We administered EVOO, coconut oil, or butter to 11 month old SAMP8 mice for 6 weeks. Mice were tested in T-maze foot shock avoidance and… CONTINUE READING