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Argan oil monograph.
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PMID:  21951028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Argan oil has been used in Morocco as food and applied to the skin for centuries. Virgin argan oil of edible or beauty grade is composed of 99-percent acylglycerides (primarily triglycerides). Fatty acids that compose acylglycerides are principally oleic and linoleic acid, 43-49 percent and 29-36 percent, respectively. Unsaponifiable matter, which represents the remaining one percent, is composed of carotenes, tocopherols, triterpene alcohols, sterols, and xanthophylls. Argan oil-containing creams are frequently indicated in cosmetology as moisturizing, anti-aging, and repair creams. Epidemiological data have indicated that regular consumption of edible olive oil could have significant protective effects against colorectal, breast, prostate, pancreas, and endometrial cancer. Animal and human experiments suggest hypolipidemic activity. Antidiabetic activity of argan oil has been demonstrated in animals.
Authors:
Dom Guillaume; Zoubida Charrouf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1089-5159     ISO Abbreviation:  Altern Med Rev     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705340     Medline TA:  Altern Med Rev     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  275-9     Citation Subset:  K    
Affiliation:
School of Medicine-Pharmacy, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France. Email: dominique.guillaume@univ-reims.fr.
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