Health benefits of olive oil

Health benefits of olive oil

Cooking oil forms an important part of the diet and is linked with several health factors. Consumption of olive oil could promote health and reduce the risk of death by several factors, a new study had found. The study was conducted on 60,582 women and 31,801 men and their dietary consumption of olive oil and other fats such as butter, margarine, mayonnaise and dairy were monitored. Olive oil consumption was calculated from the sum of its use in salad dressings, bread and cooking and frying.

The study has found that people who consumed more than 7 grams of olive oil had a significantly low risk of death by heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease and  neurodegenerative disease (progressive loss in the function of neurons). The study has also found that people who consumed olive oil were also physically active, less likely to smoke and had a high daily consumption of fruits and vegetables. Consult your dietician to know the right cooking oil for you.

Source: Journal of the American College of

Cardiology, 2024

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