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High Olive Oil Consumption Associated With Reduced Risk Of Stroke

June 21, 2011 by  

High Olive Oil Consumption Associated With Reduced Risk Of StrokeFrench researchers recently found that individuals who regularly consume olive oil may have a 41 percent reduced risk of experiencing a stroke.

Scientists from University of Bordeaux and the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Bordeaux collected the health and nutrition data of 7,625 individuals who had not had a stroke.

After five years, the researchers reviewed the information and found that 148 participants had experienced a stroke. They adjusted the data to rule out body mass index, physical activity, overall diet and other cardiovascular risk factors, and found that those who consumed the most olive oil had a 41 percent lower rate of stroke, compared to individuals who never consumed the healthy fat.

“Our research suggests that a new set of dietary recommendations should be issued to prevent stroke in people 65 and older,” said study author Cecilia Samieri, Ph.D.

Authors of the study noted that olive oil consumption is also associated with a lower chance of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity.

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  • skippy

    Finally!!!! something I like that is GOOD for me!!! YIPPEE!!!

  • Polski

    This has been talked about for 40 years. Why are you bringing it up now? Same for D3. For folks that put health/happiness 1st and money a lot lower, we know that there are a lot more CROOKS out there than we thought until our advanced technology told us.

  • TIME

    Hey all,

    I love this time of year as my standard lunchs are fresh vine ripe tomatoes on a thick slab of Buffalo motz with fresh basil leaves and EXTRA virgin olive oil with garlic and peppers mixed in.
    Oh and fresh Italian bread to get all that Olive Oil.. Love the stuff!

    • ONTIME

      Makes my moufff water….

    • Carlucci

      Stop – you are making me so hungry. I’ll bet those sandwiches would be even better with a touch of chopped garlic and herbs in an olive oil pesto sauce.

      Extra virgin coconut oil is also fantastic for the body, especially the brain.

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