Olive oil consumption reduces risk of death from all causes

(ORDO NEWS) — Regular consumption of olive oil helps reduce the risk of death from all causes in the long term, including due to cardiovascular disease and cancer.

This conclusion is contained in a study conducted by specialists from the Spanish University of Miguel Hernandez in Elche (Autonomous Community of Valencia).

According to a post published Wednesday on the university’s website, “After analyzing the diet and lifestyle of more than 1,500 participants over 18 years, the researchers concluded that regular olive oil consumption is associated with a lower risk of all-cause death.” including heart disease and cancer.

“It is recommended to consume two or more tablespoons of olive oil per day,” the study authors concluded.

“After 18 years of follow-up, it was found that, compared with not drinking, regular consumption of two or more tablespoons of olive oil per day was associated with a 31% reduction in overall risk of death, a 46% reduction in risk of death from cardiovascular disease, and a reduced risk of cancer deaths by 51%,” the experts said.


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