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Olive Polyphenols (anti-oxidants) May Affect Learning and Memory
14 August 2013 @ 14:25

A natural extract made from olive polyphenols could help to increase learning and memory processes by increasing levels of important proteins in the brain, according to new research in rodents. this study published in the journal Nutrition, the researchers provided mice with an olive extract that contained olive polyphenols. This olive extract was obtained from olive pomace, the remains of the olives after the oil has been extracted.

After 10 days they measured levels of Nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF), which are neurotrophins.Neurotrophins are proteins that are involved in the proper functioning and development of neurons. According to the researchers NGF and BDNF play key roles in brain cell development, growth, and survival.

Read more here :

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Olive-polyphenols-play-key-role-in-learning-and-memory-processes-Animal-data

 

 

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