Olive oil has
become an essential ingredient in the fight against HIV,
according to a press release from Spain's University of
Granada on Thursday.
performed by the Bionat team, headed by Prof. Andres
Garcia-Granados, has found that maslinic acid--a
product found naturally in dry olive-pomace
oil--inhibits serin-protease, an enzyme used by the
virus to release itself and spread through the whole body.
The study determined that the use of olive-pomace oil
can produce an 80% decrease in the spread of HIV.
In the press
release Garcia-Granados and the Bionat team expressed
their hope to develop an efficient way to produce and
market new maslinic acid by-products to augment the
fight against HIV. (The Advocate)