Olive Oil Offers Unique Cardiovascular Protection

Olive Oil Offers Unique Cardiovascular Protection

By Marsha McCulloch, RD

Olive oil has been pinpointed as a major source of the cardiovascular benefits long associated with a Mediterranean diet.1,2 A recent study of a healthy Mediterranean population showed that olive oil consumption accounted for as much as a 44% reduction in cardiovascular deaths compared to those who didn’t use olive oil.3