30 Dec

Oil of Life

olive-oil-spoon.jpgEverybody knows that a Mediterranean diet is good for your health, and many equate this benefit with the heavy use of olive oil. But what hard scientific evidence supports this widespread belief? (Diet books don’t count.)

In the current issue of Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, University of Athens professor Antonia Trichopoulou, a medical doctor and epidemiologist, summarizes the state of knowledge about olive oil, breaking down the kinds of research into six categories.

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