Prof. Dr. listed the little-known benefits of Turkey olive oil, which is described as a miraculous nutrient with its multifaceted effect on health Internal Medicine Specialist Prof. Dr. told:

The fact that it has a protective effect against many diseases makes olive oil in Turkey one of the indispensable nutrients for our health. Internal Medicine Specialist Prof. Dr. OE explained the benefits of olive oil and the points to be considered to get the maximum benefit from this oil as follows:


1) the three main antioxidant substances found in olive oil are polyphenols, carotenoids and vitamin E. These compounds prevent inflammation (inflammation) in the body. Considering that chronic inflammation triggers chronic diseases such as cardiovascular and diabetes, the importance of Mediterranean-style nutrition is better understood.

2) Olive Oil has a preventive effect on cardiovascular diseases. Other antioxidant compounds found in olives and olive oil reduce LDL cholesterol and also prevent oxidation of LDL, hence inflammation.

3) oleuropein, one of the phenolic compounds contained in olive oil, prevents the production of enzymes that lead to atherosclerosis and cancer.

4) a large number of chemical reactions occur in the body. Many of these reactions cause free radicals, which lead to oxidative damage in cells and trigger diseases such as cancer, vascular obstruction, Alzheimer’s. Antioxidant compounds found in olive oil neutralize these free radicals.

5) polyphenols are the common nutritional element in olive oil and cookies. While polyphenols promote the proliferation of friendly bacteria in the intestines; e.coli reduces the number of harmful bacteria such as Helicobackter pylori.

6) protects bones by preventing calcium loss. It supports children’s brain and bone development.

7) vitamin E protects the skin from external factors such as sun rays, wind. It is also an effective moisturizer.


There are many different varieties of Turkish olive oil. But natural extra virgin (cold squeeze) olive oil with a high degree of acid is the most nutritious. It has amazing effects on a genetic level. It is both DNA-friendly and protects telomeres. It is therefore considered an anti-aging functional food.


Olive oil in Turkey should not be consumed too much because it is healthy. The American food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that consuming 2 tablespoons (23 g) of olive oil per day can prevent the occurrence of coronary heart disease thanks to the monounsaturated fatty acids in it.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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