If you have cardiovascular problems, abandon pomace oil and choose extra virgin olive oil

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If you have cardiovascular problems, abandon pomace oil and choose extra virgin olive oil. The confirmation of a study!

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Are extra virgin olive oil and pomace oil the same? Obviously not and according to a study conducted by the University of Jaén se extra virgin olive oil prevents peripheral arterial diseases, the consumption of pomace oil could even favor its development in people with high cardiovascular risk.





The study, entitled "Relationship between olive oil consumption and ankle-arm pressure index in a population with high cardiovascular risk", published by the journal Atherosclerosis, aimed to verify the relationship between consumption of different types of olive oils edibles, pomace oil and ankle-arm index (ABI).

The research, conducted on 4.330 people who participated in the PREDIMED-Plus project, the largest ever conducted on nutrition in Spain, showed that if EVO oil is useful for preventive purposes, pomace oil can even promote development of peripheral arterial diseases in those with cardiovascular problems.

Given that pomace oil is often passed off as extra virgin, we remember the importance of privileging only quality Evo, also in light of these results.

SOURCE: Atherosclerosis 



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