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Against that background it's unlikely that non-SuppVersity-readers will even hear about the paper El-Kholy et al. published in the June edition of Nutrients (El-Kohly. 2014) -- Well, that is - unless you spread the word, obviously ;-)
Let's take a look at the methods and results, now. Needless to say that we are talking about preliminary rodent data, here - data from 40 adult male albino rats, to be precise. The rats were used in this study and divided into four groups.
- The control group of rodents was fed basal ration only.
- The second group was given basal ration mixed with extra virgin olive oil (30%).
- The third group was fed basal ration mixed with soybean oil from GM-soy (15%).
- The fourth group survived on a combination of EV olive oil, GM and the basal ration.
That's an intriguing result and one of which I am asking myself if you'd see it with regular soybean oil, as well.
"In the group fed on basal ration mixed with GM soyabean (15%), there was a significant increase in serum level of lipid peroxidation, while glutathione transferase decreased significantly. [...] the amount of DNA and NCE were significantly decreased. [...] We can conclude that adding EV olive oil to the diet of rats appears effective in inhibiting oxidative damage and may act as a protective agent against chronic diseases such as liver fibrosis, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. In addition, EV olive oil may also have a protective function against carcinogenic processes." (El-Kohly. 2014)
Figure 1: Lipid oxidation and glutathione levels (El-Kohly. 2014)
- El-Kholy, T.A.; Hilal, M.A.; Al-Abbadi, H.A.; Serafi, A.S.; Al-Ghamdi, A.K.; Sobhy, H.M.; Richardson, J.R.C. The Effect of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Soybean on DNA, Cytogenicity and Some Antioxidant Enzymes in Rats. Nutrients 2014, 6, 2376-2386.