ARTICOLI CORRELATI

Cancers: what are the established risk factors?

Tumors in recent years are talked about a lot: both because, Unfortunately, they are diseases that affect millions of people; both because, fortunately, biomedical research makes continuous progress in the

Osteoporosis: what diet to follow?

Osteoporosis mainly affects women in the post-menopausal period and is characterized by fragility of bone tissue, with high risk of fractures. Osteoporosis is the consequence of a physiological process represented

Strength, vitality — vitamins?

Exercise, proper diet, and the right vitamins can really help you have a healthier and longer-lasting life. But how to take the vitamins so as to reap the greatest benefits?

Acute renal failure and nutrition

Acute renal failure is a fearsome condition, as it arises rapidly. It can be classified according to cause into pre-renal, intrinsic renal, or post-renal. Pre-renal IRA is due to renal

Gout: dietary advice

Gout is a metabolic disease that mainly affects adult men, but also women in the post-menopausal period. It is due to excess uric acid, which precipitates as monosodium urate crystals

Bowel cancers: extra virgin olive oil helps fight and prevent them

olio-extravergine-doliva

Following research conducted by Antonio Moschetta of the University of Bari, it was found that daily consumption of extra virgin olive oil helps prevent and fight intestinal cancers. The work, which lasted five years, involved an American scientist, three colleagues from Toulouse and a group from Cambridge. The findings were published in the journal Gastroenterology.

“Extra virgin olive oil is rich in oleic acid, a substance that can regulate cell proliferation. In preclinical studies, we were able to simulate altered genes and states of intestinal inflammation, demonstrating that the administration of an oleic acid-enriched diet can provide significant health benefits. These positive effects also appear to be due to the presence of the enzyme SCD1 in the intestinalepithelium, which functions as the main regulator of oleic acid production in our body.” These are Moschetta’s words.

The researchers were focused on a molecule contained in extra virgin olive oil: oleic acid. They inactivated the gene encoding for SCD1 and showed that in the absence of this molecule in the diet and under conditions of decreased endogenous production, inflammation and then the development of tumors in the gut is first created.

Moschetta concludes.: “If oleic acid is added to the diet instead, normal intestinal physiology is restored with reduction of inflammation and protection against tumor formation. By taking advantage of the beneficial properties of oleic acid, it will be possible in the future to reduce tumor occurrence especially in patients with intestinal inflammation or already previously affected by this disease, and to slow its growth and improve the anti-cancer treatments already in use by enhancing their effect.”

The solution, therefore, is to use one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil at lunch and one tablespoon at dinner, in addition to the one used for dressing. They need to be especially careful for patients with an inherited predisposition to colon cancer or for those with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

SPECIALISTI IN EVIDENZA

  • Profile picture of Dr. Roberto Zaffaroni
    active 3 years, 12 months ago

    Basic Doctors, Therapist

    • Via San Francesco D' Assisi 5 - Varese
    phone
  • Profile picture of Dott.ssa Carmela Tizziani
    active 3 years, 12 months ago

    Coroner, Certifying Doctor, Basic Doctors

    • Via Gaetano Bruno 25 - Napoli
    phone
  • Profile picture of Dr. Giovanni Arrichiello
    active 3 years, 12 months ago

    Gynecologists, Basic Doctors

    • Corso Regina Margherita 260 - Torino
    phone
  • Profile picture of Dr. Virgilio De Bono
    active 3 years, 12 months ago

    Aesthetic Doctors, Basic Doctors, Dermatologists

    • Via Ripense 4 - Roma
    phone
  • Profile picture of Dr. Fabio Fabi
    active 3 years, 12 months ago

    Sports Doctors, Internist, Basic Doctors

    • Via Sarsina 147 - Roma
    phone

PATOLOGIE CORRELATE

Gastritis

Gastritis is a general term and refers to different conditions that nevertheless have one common element: inflammation of the gastric mucosa. Often, this inflammation is the result of infection by

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a fairly common inflammation of the liver in all countries of the world, brought about by infection with Hepatitis B virus (HBV), which is the second leading

Constipation

IConstipation is a condition of the digestive system in which an individual produces stool that is difficult to expel. In most cases, this occurs because the colon has absorbed too

Hiatal hernia

Hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach bulges through the diaphragm, the large muscle that separates the abdomen and chest. The diaphragm has a small opening (hiatus)

Hepatitis E

Hepatitis E is an uncommon inflammation of the liver in Western countries, brought about by 4 possible variants of the Hepatitis E virus (HEV) that accidentally entered the body through

Colon cancer

Colorectal carcinoma is the malignancy that most frequently affects the colon, rectum, and appendix. It is the third most common form of cancer in the world. It is characterized by

Hepatitis D

Hepatitis D is an acute inflammation of the liver brought on by Hepatitis D virus (HDV): a “defective” virus that requires the simultaneous presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in

Colitis

Colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease, which occurs when the lining of the large intestine or colon, and rectum are inflamed. Such inflammation produces small ulcers in the walls of

Celiac disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that can occur in genetically predisposed people in whom the ingestion of gluten results in damage to the small intestine. It is estimated to

Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a defecation disorder characterized by increased emission of a daily amount of stool greater than 200 g with decreased stool consistency and increased frequency of bowel discharge. In
CULTURA E SALUTE
 
AGGIORNAMENTI
 
PERCORSI
 

your advertising
exclusively ON
MY SPECIAL DOCTOR

complete the form and you will be contacted by one of our managers