Vasculoprotective potential of olive oil components.

  title={Vasculoprotective potential of olive oil components.},
  author={Maria Annunziata Carluccio and Marika Massaro and Egeria Scoditti and Raffaele De Caterina},
  journal={Molecular nutrition & food research},
  volume={51 10},
Epidemiological and clinical studies found that the traditional Mediterranean-style diet is associated with significantly lower mortality from coronary artery disease. Although it is difficult to isolate individual dietary factors, cumulative evidence suggests that olive oil, used as primary source of fat by Mediterranean populations, may play a key role in the observed cardiovascular benefit. Olive oil is a priceless source of vitamins and polyphenolic antioxidants, and has a balanced ratio of… CONTINUE READING
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