Olive oil herb that many benefits for health

Olive oil herb that many benefits for health

One herb that is known is olive oil based on research by experts, concluded that Olive oil has many properties that prevent stroke and describes their Elderly people who consume olive oil have a lower risk of stroke than those who do not consume it, say some researchers, in a study released on Wednesday (15 / 6) in the United States.

Olive oil herb that many benefits for health
Olive oil herb: benefits for health

Some of the scientists at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Bordeaux, France, followed a 7625 French people aged 65 years and over, from three major cities - Bordeaux, Dijon and Montpellier - for 5 years.

During the study, there were 148 people who had a stroke. The object of research was divided into several groups according to their actions using olive oil, ranging from people who do not use it at all until they are used in serving food, cooking and making bread.

When the researchers adjusted for various factors such as body weight, physical activity and diet as a whole, they found their so-called olive oil users "intensive" has a 41 percent lower risk of stroke compared with those who never consume olive oil.

"Our research shows a new series of food advice should be issued to prevent strokes in people aged 65 years and over," said study author, Cecilia Samieri, as reported by AFP.

Meanwhile Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas, a neurologist at Columbia University Medical Center in New York who wrote an editorial published with the study, said "We need to remember this is an observational study."

The study found an association between the use of olive oil by humans and stroke risk they face, said Scarmeas told Reuters Health, which monitored ANTARA here on Thursday. But, he said, it does not necessarily translate into causality.

Olive oil herb that many benefits for health
Olive oil herb

"People who consume olive oil may be very different from people who do not use it," said Scarmeas. Users olive oil, for example, may have a higher income, better overall eating or exercising more frequently than those who never consume olive oil.

Researchers in the new study, led by Cecilia Samieri, trying to account for those differences. And once they do,olive oil still shown to have ties to a lower risk of stroke.

But Scarmeas said that was unlikely to fully account for all the variables. What is needed, he says, is a clinical trial, the subjects were randomly assigned to use olive oil or not, and then followed its development from time to time to see who had a stroke.

Such a clinical trial is seen as the "gold standard" of medical evidence.

"Stroke is common among the elderly, and olive oil would be an easy and inexpensive way to help prevent it," said Cecilia Samieri.

The findings are published in the media journal of the American Academy of Neurology, "Neurology".