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One-third of people consuming 2 oz extra virgin olive oil 18% less likely to die over 4.8 years
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The one-third of people consuming the most extra virgin olive oil (2 ounces per day or 57 grams per day) were 18% less likely to die (total mortality) during a 4.8 year follow-up compared to the one-third consuming the least (0.75 ounces or 21 grams per day) according to a study of 7,216 men and women at high cardiovascular risk, aged 55 to 80 years, from the PREDIMED study.
Guasch-Ferre M, Hu FB, Martinez-Gonzalez MA, Fito M, Bullo M, Estruch R, Ros E, Corella D, Recondo J, Gomez-Gracia E, Fiol M, Lapetra J, Serra-Majem L, Munoz MA, Pinto X, Lamuela-Raventos RM, Basora J, Buil-Cosiales P, Sorli JV, Ruiz-Gutierrez V, Martinez JA, and Salas-Salvado J. Olive oil intake and risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in the PREDIMED Study. BMC Med, 2014 May 13; 12: 78.
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Human Nutrition Unit
University Hospital of Sant Joan de Reus
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, IISPV
Rovira i Virgili University
C/ Sant Llorenc 21
Reus, 43201, Spain
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