Extra virgin olive oil could cut your heart attack risk in just six weeks

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Olive oil contains omega-6 fats, a form of healthy polyunsaturates which blocks the body’s response to inflammation in chronic conditions such as heart disease and arthritis. Olive oil unsaponifiable fraction, as poliphenols, exerts an anti-inflammatory role in inflammatory bowel disease patients.

Olive oil consumption is associated with cardiovascular disease prevention because of both its oleic acid and phenolic contents.

The capacity of olive oil phenolics to protect against low density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation is the basis for a health claim by the European Food Safety Authority. Proteomic biomarkers enable an early, presymptomatic diagnosis of disease, which makes them important and effective, but understudied, tools for primary prevention.

Glasgow researchers evaluated the impact of supplementation with olive oil, either low or high in phenolics, on urinary proteomic biomarkers of coronary artery disease (CAD), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and diabetes.

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