Comparing the Lipid-Lowering Effect of EVOO and Statins in Type 2 Diabetes

Daily consumption of extra virgin olive oil improves cholesterol without the side effects associated with statins.

A new study compared the efficacy of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and a statin drug in lowering lipids in people with type 2 diabetes. While the medication reduced lipids somewhat more than EVOO, it comes with a host of side effects, some of which are serious. Conversely, EVOO has an array of side benefits, such as lowering blood pressure and preventing blood clots, both of which can help prevent heart disease.

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