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Olive Oil May Help Protect Against Strokes
By Scott Hensley
From the country that brought us the French Paradox — healthier people who pretty much eat what they want — there's a new study that suggests olive oil may help reduce the risk of stroke in older people.
More than 7,000 people age 65 and up in took part in the French project, which looked at how much olive oil they consumed and whether they had strokes.
After adjusting for all sort of other factors that could affect stroke risk — from body mass index to exercise habits — those people who used a lot of olive oil had a 41 percent lower risk of stroke than those who never touched the stuff.