Olive oil consumption and risk of non-fatal myocardial infarction in Italy.

@article{Bertuzzi2002OliveOC,
  title={Olive oil consumption and risk of non-fatal myocardial infarction in Italy.},
  author={Michaela Bertuzzi and Alessandra Tavani and Eva Negri and Carlo La La Vecchia},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={1274-7; author reply 1276-7}
}
on 171 cases, Fernandez-Jarne et al. 1 reported an inverse association between olive oil consumption and the risk of non-fatal acute myocardial infarction (AMI); the multivariate odds ratio (OR) was 0.18 for patients in the upper quintile of consumption, having a median intake of 54 g/day. The issue is, however, still open to discussion. An inverse association between olive oil and coronary heart disease (CHD) has long been suggested on the basis of the lower incidence and mortality for the… CONTINUE READING
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