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Pharmacol Res. 2006 Jul;54(1):1-5. Epub 2006 Mar 6.

Argan oil: which benefits on cardiovascular diseases?

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  • 1Laboratory of Oxidative Stress and Atherosclerosis, Research Centre on Aging, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Que., Canada.

Abstract

AIM:

The argan oil, extracted from argan-tree fruits, has been known for its various pharmacological properties and used as a natural remedy since several centuries. In this review, we present a summary of the results obtained from a survey of the literature on argan oil.

DATA SYNTHESIS:

Various studies conducted in vitro or on human and animal models suggest that argan oil could play a beneficial role in cardiovascular diseases prevention and its consumption could protect against atherosclerosis and cancer via a variety of biological mechanisms.

CONCLUSION:

Argan oil reduces cardiovascular risk and may be used as anti-atherogenic oil.

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16554174
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