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Study: Corn Oil Superior to Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Lowering Cholesterol

Posted December 9, 2013

Corn oil significantly reduces cholesterol with more favorable changes in total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-C than extra virgin olive oil, new research shows. The findings were presented at the American Society for Nutrition’s Advances & Controversies in Clinical Nutrition Conference by lead researcher, Dr. Kevin C Maki, PhD, of Biofortis, the clinical research arm of Merieux NutriSciences.

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Health advantages of using virgin coconut oil

Posted September 24, 2013

It is said that the healthiest oil found on earth is coconut oil. Before, this oil was considered unhealthy due to its high content of saturated fat. It was understood in the past that saturated oils led to heart disease and increased blood cholesterol. Four decades ago, a study was specifically conducted to see if this was true, but nobody ever thought that hydrogenated coconut was used. Hydrogenated oils, according to many studies, cause a multitude of health problems.

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Extra virgin olive oil prevents abnormal brain tangle formation to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Posted June 10, 2013

The number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s dementia worldwide currently totals 30 million, with new cases expected to triple by the year 2050. What has changed over the past 50 years to account for such an epidemic rise in this once extremely rare disease, now being diagnosed more increasingly in younger individuals under the age of 40? The most obvious answer is found with an examination of the fast-paced, processed diet eaten by a growing number of people that replaces natural monounsaturated fats with hydrogenated trans-fats that compete for placement in cell walls.

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Mediterranean diet enriched with virgin extra olive oil or nuts reduces risk of infarction

Posted March 4, 2013

The Mediterranean diet, enriched with virgin extra olive oil or nuts, can reduce the risk of infarction, stroke or cardiovascular death by 30%, according to the conclusions of the PREMIDED research, published recently in the The New England Journal of Medicine after three years of research.

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