The science of olive oil is in the naturally occurring polyphenols. Research institutes around the world are discovering the natural phenolic compounds, pentacyclic triterpenes and nutraceuticals will help in the prevention and very possibly give rise to cures for many of today's chronic diseases.
In particular, the compound Oleocanthal, an anti-inflamatory is receiving much attention for its potential neuro-protective mechanism against Alzheimers. Its antioxidant abilities can assist in the role of preventing cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
From the Semantic Scholar, we share this link, New drugs from ancient natural foods. Oleocanthal, the natural occurring spicy compound of olive oil; a brief history.