What Kind of Oil Can Prolong Life – Commentary by Scientists

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Researchers studied data from 90,000 volunteers and concluded that replacing ten grams of margarine or mayonnaise with this oil can have an effect.

Life expectancy can be increased by replacing mayonnaise and margarine with olive oil in the diet, according to scientists from Harvard Medical School. Their study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

The researchers studied data from 90,000 volunteers and concluded that replacing ten grams of margarine, butter, or mayonnaise with the appropriate amount of olive oil can reduce the risk of death due to many diseases.

“More active consumption of olive oil led to a 19% reduction in the risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease, 17% from cancer, 29% from neurodegenerative diseases, and 18% from respiratory diseases,” the scientists said.

In addition, the researchers noted that most olive oil is present in the daily diet of residents of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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