Polyphenols, Olive oil and Colonrectal cancer: the effect of Mediterranean Diet in the prevention

Polyphenols, Olive oil and Colonrectal cancer: the effect of Mediterranean Diet in the prevention


  • Anna Vittoria Mattioli Deprtment of life science University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Francesco Serra University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Francesco Spatafora University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Silvia Toni University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Alberto Farinetti University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Roberta Gelmini University of Modena and Reggio Emilia


cancer, Mediterranean Diet, polyphenols, olive oil


In recent years, scientific research has shown that the incidence of various diseases, including some cancers, is relatively low in the Mediterranean Countries compared to that of other European countries or North America. This support the hypothesis that the Mediterranean diet, rich in bioactive food components, including methyl group donors, polyphenols, and fatty acids has efficacy in terms of prevention.

Few studies evaluated the efficacy of Med Diet on colon cancer however they all support the beneficial effects of this Diet in preventing cancer.


Author Biography

Anna Vittoria Mattioli, Deprtment of life science University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Department of Life Science


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How to Cite

Mattioli AV, Serra F, Spatafora F, Toni S, Farinetti A, Gelmini R. Polyphenols, Olive oil and Colonrectal cancer: the effect of Mediterranean Diet in the prevention. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2022 Jan. 19 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];92(6):e2021307. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/10390