Olive Oil May Help Prevent Strokes
Stroke is caused by a disturbance of blood flow to the brain, either due to a blood clot or bleeding.
In developed nations, stroke is the second most common cause of death, right after heart disease
The relationship between olive oil and the risk of stroke has been studied extensively.
A large review study that included over 841,000 subjects found that olive oil was the only source of monounsaturated fat associated with a reduced risk of stroke and heart disease
These findings are supported by another large review study, this one with 140,000 participants. Researchers found that those who consumed olive oil were at a much lower risk of stroke
BOTTOM LINE :
There are many large studies showing that people who consume olive oil have a much lower risk of developing stroke, the second biggest killer in developed countries.