1. Olive oil consumption may help to prevent a stroke
A study has shown that the consumption of olive oil could help in preventing a stroke in older individuals. The study indicates that a new set of dietary recommendations needs to be released for preventing stroke in individuals 65 and older.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
Stroke is quite common in older individuals and olive oil could be a cost-effective and easy method to help in preventing it.
The medical records of 7,625 individuals without a history of stroke aged 65 and older were examined for the study. The consumption of olive oil was graded as “no use,” “moderate use” which included making use of olive oil with bread or as dressing or in cooking, and “intensive use,” such as making use of olive oil for both with bread or as dressing and cooking.
The study individuals mostly made use of extra virgin olive oil, and 148 strokes were documented after 5 years.
After considering BMI, physical activity, diet and other stroke risk factors, it was discovered that individuals who made use of olive oil on a regular basis for both cooking and as dressing had a 41% reduced risk of stroke in comparison to individuals who never made use of olive oil in their diet.
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