New evidence of further health benefits attributed to olive oil have been discovered.
As reported on efeagro.com, researchers from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with the Instituto de Bioingeniería de Cataluña (IBEC), have discovered that adding an olive oil based emulsion to cells of the Mycobacterium brumae can aid the treatment of bladder cancer.
The method, using mice as subjects, has been published in science journal, Scientific Reports.
The investigation was conducted by Esther Julián, professor of the UAB Department of Genetics and Microbiology.
Julián and her team have been looking for ways to improve the immunotherapeutic activity of Mycobacterium brumae through the design of emulsions that increase the homogeneity and stability of solutions containing it, therefore improving its effectiveness when introduced into the body.
According to Julián, from all the options sampled, an olive oil based emulsion has shown to bring the best effect in experiments in vitro as well as in vivo.
Julián said: "These results highlight the potential of olive oil as a very promising delivery vehicle for the cobacterial treatment of bladder cancer".
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