The Mediterranean diet has many health benefits.
Sapienza University in Rome has demonstrated that Extra Virgin Olive Oil has an adverse relationship with cholesterol, blood glucose and other factors.
Many countries have adopted the Mediterranean diet.
Extra Virgin Oil has been proven to protect the heart against disease.
Researchers examined the health of olive oils by adding 10g extra-virgin olive oil to a Mediterranean meal. The study was done in 25 healthy subjects.
Participants had the random option of having the meal with extra Virgin Olive Oil or without.
Blood tests were performed two hours before and after each meal to determine if blood sugar levels had increased.
The LDL cholesterol (or "bad") levels found in extra-virgin oil meals were lower than those made from corn oil.
Although the study was limited, the researchers pointed out that the first study to link lower cholesterol and blood glucose with Mediterranean diets using Extra Virgin Olive Oil.