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Cure AIDS, help olives

July 12 2007
12:42

Researchers from Spain found in olives compounds that up to 80% reduces the scope of HIV infection.

Spanish researchers from the University of Granada and Hospital Carlos III in Madrid, opened the antiviral properties maslinic-acid, found in wax from olive skin. It prohibits the action of serin-protease, an enzyme used by HIV-infected by the virus to spread bacteria into the extracellular environment.

Maslinic or crataegolic-acid - terpene with antioxidant and anti-cancer effects. This is a very active part is also capable of up to 80% reduction in the production of parasitic infections resulting from HIV.

The substance was obtained from olive oil and olive leaf. Spanish doctors have patented about 10 products to be developed on the basis of this acid for the treatment of dangerous diseases. Reports Newsinfo.

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