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Is it effective to take olive oil during menopause?


Is it correct what I saw on a website that olive oil is extremely good to take for woman during menopause?

Dr. Deane

There are no medical studies that show that olive oil is particularly good for menopause. There are a lot of food myths on the internet. Try to use a major university medical center's site or a website (like ours) which subscribes to the HON code for proper scientific information.

I would still encourage you to eat olive oil. People who eat a "Mediterranean diet" have been shown to have a remarkable variety of health benefits. Olive oil can quickly satisfy hunger and lead to fewer total calories ingested at mealtime. Studies suggest that olive oil decreases rates of cardiovascular disease and cancer. It is unclear if any single component of olive oil is responsible for these health benefits or if it is a combination of olive oil and a diet high in vegetables, fruit and fish.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

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