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Is olive oil a saturated fat?

 

Odette asks:

I suffer from glucose intolerance and have been told to cut down on saturated fats. Is olive oil, which I absolutely love and use in a variety of ways, a problem in my case?

Dr. Deane replies:

Olive oil is not considered a saturated fat and would be fine for people with pre-diabetes or glucose intolerance. Along with improper diet, the biggest causes of diabetes is lack of physical exercise (at least 30-45 minutes of aerobic exercise like brisk walking most days of the week), and being overweight or obese.

Posted: February, 2006

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