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Polyphenols in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and acute pancreatitis

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  • i As olives are rich in lipophilic PPLs, olive oil-based formulas may contain remnants that have not been removed during processing. Olive PPLs are antioxidative, anti-inflammatory and vasculoprotective in humans2427 and it has been suggested that they, rather than the mono-unsaturated fatty acids, are the anti-inflammatory component found in dietary olive oil and in nutritional formulas based on it.450 If this is the case, it would further support a beneficial role for combining PPLs in artificial nutrition.

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