Olive Oil Isochromans Inhibit Human Platelet Reactivity

I know that I have a tendency to think of olive oil as a somewhat benign compound that provides omega-3 fatty acids and is part of a healthy lifestyle.

However, this article and others like it remind me that there are other compounds in olive oil that contribute to good health beyond a good fatty acid profile. Keep in mind that, when it comes to olive oil, the first cold pressing contains the highest levels of phytochemicals. I usually recommend the extra extra virgin stuff for salad dressings and the plain old olive oil for cooking (the antioxidant compounds are broken down by the heat anyway).

nutrition.org — Abstracts: Togna et al. 133 (8): 2532

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.