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Olive Leaf Extract may improve quality of life for arthritis sufferers

Submitted by on April 13, 2011 – 10:29 am | 1,910 views

Supplementation with an olive extract decreased pain and inflammation, and improved the quality of life of people suffering from osteoarthritis, claims researchers from Arizona State University. The supplements also had the added benefit of decreasing homocysteine levels, a marker of improved cardiovascular health.

This is not the first time that olive extracts have been linked to improved bone health. Early epidemiological work by researchers from France’s INRA revealed that the olive polyphenols oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol had an impact on inflammation in bones.

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