Chios Mastic Gum, the natural “tears” with lipid-lowering and anti-atherosclerotic properties: A new drug candidate?

Aspasia Tzani, Ilias P Doulamis, Panagiotis Konstantopoulos, Dimitrios Tzivras, Despina N Perrea



Chios Mastic Gum (CMG) has been extensively studied for its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, while novel data suggest its potent hypolipidemic and anti-atherosclerotic activity. This editorial is an annotation on the current perspectives on the utilization of CMG as potent atherosclerosis-suppressing agent. The existing knowledge derived from clinical and basic research studies is comprehensively summarized.

Keywords: Chios Mastic Gum, atherosclerosis, inflammation