Olive oil protects heart and brain, research
BOSTON: The risk of heart and brain disease is greatly reduced if a small amount of olive oil is used daily instead of butter and margarine, say American nutritionists.
He came to this conclusion after 28 years of reviewing the dietary habits of about 100,000 Americans.
The study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found that women and men who consumed an average of just 7 grams (half a tablespoon) of olive oil a day had a different heart and brain function. Be more safe from diseases.
Not only that, but those who preferred olive oil over butter and margarine also had significantly lower cancer deaths.
It should be noted that the health benefits of olives are not new. However, this is the first detailed and long-term study to compare olives with butter, margarine and mayonnaise.
The study, conducted by the Harvard TH China School of Public Health, Boston, found that people who consumed only half a teaspoon of olive oil on an average daily diet were more likely to consume olive oil than those who did not use olive oil at all. What’s more, they had a 19 percent lower risk of dying from any heart disease.
In addition, they had a 17% lower risk of dying from cancer, a 29% lower risk of dying from mental and neurological illness, and an 18% lower risk of dying from respiratory distress.
The study also found that if the consumption of fats such as butter and margarine was reduced by only 10 grams per day and replaced with the same amount of olive oil, the risk of death from any medical cause was 8 to 34. The percentage decreases.