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The bitter element in certain extra-virgin olive oils, oleocanthol, is actually good medicine, not just tasty salad dressing.

--"A daily dose of 50 g or 4 tablespoons of olive oil confers the equivalent of around 10% of the recommended ibuprofen dose for adult pain relief, say researchers led by Paul Breslin of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, who discovered the effect. So although it won't cure a headache, it may give you some of the long-term benefits of repeated ibuprofen use, including helping to ward off Alzheimer's."--

--Source: "Olive oil may help stave off cancer, as long as you stick to the good stuff,"
citing Beauchamp G. K., et al. Nature, 437. 45 - 46 (2005).
--Article by Michael Hopkin for
Nature News
--Article Copyright © 2005 MacMillan Publishers Ltd.

-- http://www.bioedonline.org/news/news.cfm?art=1989
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