New drugs from ancient natural foods. Oleocanthal, the natural occurring spicy compound of olive oil: a brief history.

@article{Scotece2015NewDF,
  title={New drugs from ancient natural foods. Oleocanthal, the natural occurring spicy compound of olive oil: a brief history.},
  author={Morena Scotece and Javier Conde and Vanessa Abella and Ver{\'o}nica L{\'o}pez and Jes{\'u}s Pino and Francisca Lago and Amos B. Smith and Juan J G{\'o}mez-Reino and Oreste Gualillo},
  journal={Drug discovery today},
  year={2015},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          406-10
        }
}
Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), a principal component of the Mediterranean diet (Med diet), is one of the most ancient known foods and has long been associated with health benefits. Many phenolic compounds extracted from Olea europea L. have attracted attention since their discovery. Among these phenolic constituents, oleocanthal has recently emerged as a potential therapeutic molecule for different diseases, showing relevant pharmacological properties in various pathogenic processes, including… CONTINUE READING
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