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Olive oil, better than expected for heart health ?

Olive oil may be even better than imagined.  A recent study on rat hearts showed that failing hearts injected with oleate, a fat found in olive oil, improved the failing hearts drastically. The oleate restored the fat metabolism in the hearts back to normal and the hearts contracted better and showed normalized genes that helped hearts metabolize fat.  Even more amazing is that it only took a half hour to show the effects.  We know that the Mediterranean diet is heart healthy and it can raise good cholesterol while lowering bad cholesterol.. Though these studies are on rodents, science has proven that olive oil is a very healthy alternative to other oils in humans.. Time to add more olive oil to your diet.