Key points from article :
Mediterranean diet with added olive oil may be tied to a lower risk of heart disease at least in part because it helps maintain healthy blood flow and clear debris from arteries
Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil improves the function of high-density lipoproteins (“good” cholesterol)
Dietary antioxidants may bind to HDL particles and protect them.
296 older adults at risk for cardiovascular disease were randomly assigned to one of 3 diets.
The study was published in the Circulation journal.