Small bowls of olive oil and olives

Olive oil is good for us! Articles about the ever-growing number of scientific studies providing evidence for the various health benefits of extra virgin olive oil pop up in the mainstream press and medical journals so frequently these days that it’s hard to keep track of all of them. I provide links to a selection of some of the best, most useful articles.

Scientific studies have provided support for claims that extra virgin olive oil, if consumed regularly in substantial amounts, can reduce inflammation and also

helps lower 

  • “bad” cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • blood pressure
  • total blood cholesterol

helps decrease the risk of 

  • depression
  • osteoporosis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • breast cancer
  • strokes
  • skin cancer
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • heart disease

Olive Oil Times does an excellent job of keeping up with the latest news about olive oil’s health benefits, as well as summarizing these benefits in a special report. Dr. Mary Flynn also provides a useful summary of olive oil’s health benefits on her wonderful Food Is Medicine website .

Olive Oil Health Benefits Web Links