Dementia: Olive oil reduces the risk of death, according to a recent study

Dementia: Olive oil reduces the risk of death, according to a recent study

Olive oil doesn't just help with cooking, according to a new study that found eating half a tablespoon of the product daily could reduce the risk of dementia.

Therefore, consuming more than 7 grams of olive oil daily would reduce the risk of death related to dementia by 28%, as revealed by the study conducted over 28 years on more than 90,000 people.

The researchers observed a group of women and another group of men between 1990 and 2018. Their olive oil consumption was assessed every four years using a questionnaire about their dietary habits.

During those 28 years, more than 4,700 people died from dementia, according to the study published Monday in JAMA Network Open.

The report also determined that by replacing some fatty substances, such as ghee or mayonnaise, with olive oil, the risk of death associated with dementia would decrease by 8 to 14 percent.

“Replacing other vegetable oils or butter with olive oil was not statistically significant,” the results state.

“Among US adults, higher olive oil consumption was associated with a lower risk of dementia-related deaths, independent of diet quality. Beyond heart health, the findings expand current dietary recommendations for choosing olive oil and other vegetable oils for cognitive health,” the researchers concluded.

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