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Olive oil, Protects your heart, Promotes Weight loss, Combats cancer, Battles diabetes.YOur view please

Asked by Anand Agarwal, 21 Sep '09 11:41 pm
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Olive oil contains monounsaturated fat, which can lower total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad") cholesterol in the blood.
An extract from extra-virgin olive oil may stimulate the function of mitochondria in cells, and prevent diseases associated with dysfunction like diabetes and obesity.Results of a cell study indicate that hydroxytyrosol may influence gene expression, which would influence mitochondrial function. The mitochondria are the 'power plants' of the cell, generating chemical energy by producing adenosince triphosphate (ATP), the body's 'energy currency'.
Because mitochondrial loss and dysfunction are closely related with obesity and diabetes, these results suggest that supplement with olive oil and/or hydroxytyrosol may have beneficial effect on preventing obesity and diabetes,
Studies have shown that olive oil may help prevent breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer.Olive oil is high in antioxidants, substances that fight cancer. It also contai ...more
Answered by inquisitive, 22 Sep '09 02:06 am

 
  
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Olive Oil and a Greek diet lowers cancer
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Sausalito, California - An article from the September issue of Hippocrates magazine summarized the findings from a new study out of the University of Ste.-Etienne. 605 men and women who had suffered a heart attack were put on one of two diets. One was the American Heart Association's (AHA) diet which permitted meat, cream and butter. "The other half ate like Greeks, consuming less of those items and more fruits, vegetables, cereals, beans, and fish, as well as olive oil and a canola oil margarine". The study was designed to look at the effect of diet on heart disease but found that after four years the "Greek" group had less cancer, just two new cases of cancer verses 12 in the AHA diet group. This is a small study and needs to be followed up with a much bigger one, but the results are very surprising.

Olive Oil May Protect Against Colon Cancer

by John Deane M.D.

Animal studies have show that dietary fats increase ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 22 Sep '09 03:55 pm

 
  
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All it is true but it should be extra Virgin olive oil only , not blended or Virgin, plus if used in cooking it should never be allowed to reach temperature where it generates fumes ( High temp cooking kills its good properties)
Answered by JERNAL, 23 Sep '09 01:50 pm

 
  
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But it is very costly. Given its high cost, an average household in India cannot afford to use it as the cooking media.
Answered by Siachen, 23 Sep '09 01:10 pm

 
  
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Olive Oil is certainly good, but Canola Oil is not far behind at almost 80% lower cost. In fact, heart experts believe that a combonation of oils is best, so one should keep on rotating olive oil with canola oil.
Answered by manish varma, 23 Sep '09 12:33 pm

 
  
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Our Gingly oil is also equally good. Latest finding is coconut oil is very good. The findings keep on changing.Better reduce the oil but not to avoid.
Answered by Mahadevan Subramaniapillai, 22 Sep '09 11:58 pm

 
  
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Thes studies are sponsored by marketing people of these oils.....few years back there was a huge hullabooboo on mustard oil....................EVERY REFINED OIL NOW IS A BLEND OF DIFFERENT OILS FROM DIFFERENT ORIGIN
Answered by Sumit Basu, 22 Sep '09 06:54 pm

 
  
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Allpropoganda to promote this costly oil
Answered by RSehgal, 22 Sep '09 05:26 pm

 
  
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Yes i think so
Answered by satnam bali, 22 Sep '09 02:43 pm

 
  
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Agreed
Answered by iqbal seth, 22 Sep '09 07:45 am

 
  
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