Olive oil could slash your chance of bone fractures in half, study says
|Olive oil could slash your chance of bone fractures in half, study says||Darrell Miller||02/01/17|
February 01, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Olive oil could slash your chance of bone fractures in half, study says
Extra virgin olive oil could have better benefits besides making your meals taste better. A recent study found that people who regularly consume EVOO have a decreased risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture. When regular olive oil was analyzed, it was not found to have the same benefits. The reason behind this difference is believed to be due to the greater amount of processing. The olives that are pressed into EVOO contains the highest amounts of antioxidants and bio-active compounds.
- The phenolic compounds found in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) have a potential benefit on bone health, lowering the risk of fractures by 51%, if consumed regularly, say Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea (PREDIMED) researchers from Madrid.
- However common olive oil – where 80% of the make-up is refined oil – consumption is not associated with a lower risk of fractures in the study.
- Mintel say the health benefits of EVOO could be the reason why so many of us are willing to pay higher prices for it, as 39% of consumers prefer EVOO compared to 22% who prefer common olive oil.
"Eating more extra virgin olive oil could cut your risk of osteoporosis related fractures, says a new study."