PREDIMED trial: olive oil improves heart health
Olive oil is popularly consumed in most part of the world. The pillar ingredient of Mediterranean diet, consumption has drastically increased in the recent decade due its benefits on health.
The PREDIMED (PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea) randomized clinical trial, reveals that more consumption of olive oil is beneficial when consumed upto 57g a day and extra virgin olive oil upto 35g a day was much effective in reducing occurrence of cardiovascular diseases.
Olive oil is commonly used in cooking, for frying foods or as a salad dressing. It is also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and soaps, and as a fuel for traditional oil lamps, and has additional uses in some religions. Olive oil inclusion in diet has been associated with lower incidence and mortality from cardiovascular disease and cancer.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)