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Virgin olive oil helps protect the arteries

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virgin olive oil has several virtues, including containing compounds that help our health. A study by the University of Córdoba (UCO) at the Maimónides Institute for Biomedical Research of Córdoba (IMIBIC) and the Reina Sofía University Hospital in Córdoba has revealed new benefits of virgin olive oil in our body.

Starting the day with this product streamlines the lining of the arteries, helping to prevent inflammation, which gives rise to possible cardiovascular problems in the future.

These studies seek to know the anti-inflammatory effects of virgin olive oil. To carry out this study, it was evaluated whether a diet rich in virgin olive oil reported more benefits for the body than one in which olive oil with a refined percentage was used.

Thanks to this study, a great difference could be observed between consuming virgin olive oil and refined oil. It was found that those who consumed virgin olive oil had more protected cells against inflammation.

“Inflammation is a reaction of the cell to a situation of oxidative stress. If it does not react to agents called reactive oxygen species, the cell runs the risk of dying, for which reason it triggers a series of defense mechanisms that lead it, in ultimately, to catch fire,” says Francisco Pérez Jiménez, a professor at the UCO. This inflammation is not very healthy, as it causes the cells in the arteries to swell, leading to possible heart problems such as atherosclerosis.

The researchers maintain that these studies are much better carried out in humans, since rats can achieve very good results in the laboratory but later this may or may not be transferred to human reality.

Phenolic compounds, in addition to having anti-inflammatory properties, also have antioxidant and antitumor properties. Researchers are very interested in knowing if these properties only act at the cellular level or if they can really help a whole digestive level.

Expoliva – Autelec Tecnología

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Autelec Tecnología, dedicated to the manufacture and distribution of packaging machines and measuring equipment, has changed its location this year, moving to more operational facilities located in the town of Valencia- from La Pobla de Vallbona. This has not been the only change, since Vicente Carot, with a long history of more than 25 years in the company, takes the reins starting this year as manager, together with his well-known team of collaborators, with the aim of continuing being a benchmark company in the sector, introducing some innovations to adapt to new times and market needs.