A new study has been published on the effects of eating olive oil in more than 90,000 people who have been followed for 30 years in the USA. In the study, it was explained that consuming olive oil instead of margarine, butter or other saturated fats protects against dying from diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory tract
Cancer, heart and respiratory diseases, as well as dementia,
In a Harvard University study, it was stated that using olive oil instead of margarine, butter or other saturated fats protects against death due to cancer, heart and respiratory diseases. Although said otherwise, the latest study found no link between the Mediterranean diet and a lower incidence of dementia.
The study’s lead author, Harvard Chan School of Public Health senior research scientist Marta Guasch-Ferre, said that men and women who replaced 2 tea spoons (10 grams) of margarine, butter, mayonnaise, or milk fat with the same amount of olive oil compared to people who consumed little or no olive oil. Stressed that the overall risk of death is up to 34 percent lower.
Susanna Larsson, associate professor of epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, said in a statement with the research. “People who report the highest consumption of olive oil have a 19 percent greater risk of dying from heart disease, a 17 percent greater risk of dying from cancer, a 29 percent greater risk of dying from neurodegenerative disease, and an 18 percent greater risk of death.” She said that he died of respiratory disease compared to those who never or rarely consumed olive oil instead of saturated fats.