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Does using olive oil result in clogged arteries?

From: 
Linda
Question: 

My sister and I have had a discussion about Olive Oil. She insists that because it solidifies in the refrigerator and Wesson Oil does not, that olive oil will clog your arteries.

Can you explain the reason for the coagulation?

Source: 
Olive Oil News
Answer: 

We wrote an article about oil solidifying in our newsletter .Most of the solids are waxes just like the natural waxes on the skin of an apple. Your body doesn't absorb these waxes so they can't clog up your arteries. Your sister has a simplistic idea of the digestion process. Using her logic you shouldn't eat taffy or peanut butter either, as it would clog up your arteries.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2005

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