Nutrition cause

Olive oil

Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive (the fruit of Olea europaea; family Oleaceae), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives. It is commonly used in cooking, whether for frying or as a salad dressing. It is also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and soaps, and as a fuel for traditional oil lamps, and finds uses in some religions. It is associated with the Mediterranean diet popularized since the 1950s in North America for its possible health benefits.

Protective Factor
3 effects
Measured in mL

Interesting Facts

Longevity Food
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Jeanne Calment, a French supercentenarian who has the longest confirmed human lifespan on record, living to the age of 122 years, ascribed her longevity and relatively youthful appearance for her age to a diet rich in extra virgin olive oil.

Living up to 120 years
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Mariam Amash was born in 1888. She has 10 sons, 1 daughter, 120 grandchildren and 250 great-grandchildren. Amash lived in Jisr az-Zarqa, Israel, and was once the world's oldest woman.

Mariam attributed her longevity and youthfulness to olive oil. Additional attributes are longevity and the enhancement of aesthetic beauty. Amash claimed that she drank 1 full glass of olive oil every day

Recommended Dosage

Extra-virgin olive oil is recommended

Related to Olive oil

Olive oil Health Benefits

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Fat Oxidation Musculoskeletal outcome
Fat Oxidation
Musculoskeletal

Notable Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

LDL Lymphatic outcome
LDL
Lymphatic

Notable Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Oral cavity and pharynx cancer Digestive outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Breast Cancer Reproductive outcome
Breast Cancer
Reproductive

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Prostate Cancer Reproductive outcome
Prostate Cancer
Reproductive

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Ovary cancer Reproductive outcome
Ovary cancer
Reproductive

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Larynx cancer Respiratory outcome
Larynx cancer
Respiratory

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Oesophagus cancer Digestive outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Stomach cancer (Gastric cancer) Digestive outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Lung cancer Respiratory outcome
Lung cancer
Respiratory

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Inflammation Lymphatic outcome
Inflammation
Lymphatic

Minor Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Blood Pressure ...
Cardiovascular

Minor Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Pancreatic cancer Digestive outcome

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Oxidative stress Lymphatic outcome

Notable Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Uterine Cancer Reproductive outcome
Uterine Cancer
Reproductive

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Bladder cancer Urinary outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Colorectal Cancer Digestive outcome

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Sexual Dysfunction Reproductive outcome
Sexual Dysfunction
Reproductive

Notable Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Heart Attack (Myocardial infarction - ACS) Cardiovascular outcome
Heart Attack (M...
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Users

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Heri Rakotomalala

Using this everyday in cooking, snacks, cold or hot

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