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Special Issue "Olive Oil and Human Health"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. José J. Gaforio

University of Jaén | UJAEN · Department of Health Sciences; Center for Advanced Studies in Olive Grove and Olive Oils. Spain
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Interests: Virgin olive oil; minor components; cancer biology; inflammation; Mediterranean diet; oxidative stress; innate immunity
Guest Editor
Dr. Egeria Scoditti

National Research Council –Institute of Clinical Physiology, Lecce Section, Laboratory of Vascular Biology and Nutrigenomics, Ecotekne Campus, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Interests: Mediterranean diet; polyphenols; unsaturated fatty acids; olive oil; nutrigenomics; gene expression; cell signaling; molecular targets; inflammation; cardiometabolic diseases

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Olive oil is recognized as one of the evidence-based healthiest dietary fats, contributing to the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet against chronic diseases, mainly cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, cancer and neurodegeneration. The fatty acid composition and the minor components including polyphenols are the most studied and best-known for their contribution to the health benefits of olive oil consumption. Human evidence and studies in experimental models have claimed the pleiotropic action of olive oil in humans, with suggested different mechanisms underlining its protective effects that include, besides the known antioxidant action, regulation of gene expression, cell signaling, and protein functions. However, many aspects of olive oil bioactivities remain to be elucidated and more studies are needed, also using a multi-omics approach, to establish or further confirm, among others, the novel health effects, the cause–effect relationships, the importance of olive oil quality, the molecular targets, the contributory role of individual components versus their synergistic combination, the reciprocal influences between olive oil and host microbiota, the bioavailability of its components, and the extent and related determinants of inter-individual variability in the biological response to olive oil consumption.

Dr. José J. Gaforio
Dr. Egeria Scoditti
Guest Editors

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  • Virgin Olive oil
  • Chronic disease
  • Inflammation
  • Oxidative stress
  • Oxidative DNA damage
  • Food safety

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