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Choosing Olive Oil Lowers Risk of Blood Clots

Updated: Jun 24, 2019

A diet with higher olive oil consumption may lower the risk for Cardiovascular events in obese adults due to lower platelet activity (how well your platelets clump together to form blood clots)

“People who are obese are at increased risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event,” Sean P. Heffron, MD, MS, MSc, assistant professor at NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.  His study showed that “choosing to eat olive oil  (at least 4 times per week) may have the potential to help modify that risk, potentially lowering an obese person’s threat of having a heart attack or stroke.”  This is the first study to look at the effects of olive oil on platelet activity in obese patients”

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