Extra Virgin olive oil (EVOO) is credited as being one of the many healthful components associated with the Cretan diet under the Mediteranian nutrition. EVOO is rich in phenolic compounds as Oleocanthal and the health promoting benefits of these phenolics are now established.

The health claim for polyphenols in olive oil Regarding olive oil, 16 petitions belonging to the category Article 13.1 (a) ‘general function’ claims of the regulation were submitted. The only authorised health claim, listed in the Commission Regulation (EU) No 432/2012, relates to the level of olive phenolic compounds and the impact on the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress.

Furthermore EVOO polyphenols: chemical composition and characteristics The EFSA Panel considered that polyphenols can be characterised by their content of hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives (e.g. oleocanthal and oleuropein complex).

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In fact, throughout history, EVOO has been recognized as being a potent pharmacological agent by ancient Greek doctors, and Hippocrates mentions approximately 60 health conditions where EVOO use can be beneficial beneficial

[Caramia, G.; Gori, A.; Valli, E.; Cerretani, L. Virgin olive oil in preventive medicine: From legend to epigenetics. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2012, 114, 375– 388].in preventive medicine: From legend to epigenetics. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2012, 114, 375– 388].

A large body of evidence has highlighted the benefits of EVOO intake on primary end points for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and total mortality as well as secondary risk factors for chronic inflammatory diseases such as endothelial function and hypertension

[Covas, M.-I.; Fitó, M.; de la Torre, R. Minor Bioactive Olive Oil Components and Health: Key Data for Their Role in Providing Health Benefits in Humans. In Olive and Olive Oil Bioactive Constituents; Elsevier, Inc.: Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2015; p. 31.].

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Research investigating EVOO phenolics and benefits to human health has focused on inflammation, antioxidant status, antimicrobial activity, as well as other biological markers of non-communicable disease. The principle phenolics of interest this are secoiridoid oleuropein, and its derivative hydroxytyrosol, and the minor phenolic compound oleocanthal.

[Cicerale, S.; Lucas, L.; Keast, R. Antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phenolic activities in extra virgin olive oil. Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 2012, 23, 129–135].

A number of studies both in vivo and in vitro demonstrate that EVOO phenolic compounds beneficially alter inflammation and have beneficial effects on markers atherosclerosis and also genes related to obesity and metabolic syndrome. The modes of action through which olive oil phenolic compounds beneficially influence health parameters detailed in all research experimental may explain the lower incidence of chronic inflammatory diseases amongst populations residing in the Mediterranean region, who consume large volumes of EVOO in their daily diets
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