Researchers at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Bordeaux, France followed 7,625 people age 65 and older from three cities – Bordeaux, Dijon and Montpellier – for a period of five years..Originally from Bordeaux, Dijon and Montpellier, they were divided into two groups: those who do not consume this oil and others who used it.
During the study period, 148 strokes occurred among the cases studied. And after applying the criteria of weight, physical activity and diet, scientists have realized that the risk that consumers “assiduous” olive oil are victims of a stroke was 41% more lower than among those who did not.
“Our research suggests that a new set of dietary recommendations should be issued to prevent stroke in people 65 and older,” said study author Cecilia Samieri.
The researcher concluded that “Stroke is so common in older people and olive oil would be an inexpensive and easy way to help prevent it.”