Olive oil protects the heart

by Medindia Content Team on  November 28, 2005 at 9:00 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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Olive oil protects the heart
Researchers have found that supplementation of olive oil reduced the risk of developing heart attacks.Spanish researchers have found that the phenolic compounds present in olive oil is found to have antioxidant and anticlot factors.

The effect of olive oil on cardiovascular risk patients showed that the phenolic compounds present in olive oil dilated the blood vessels and also increased the Nitric oxide concentration in the blood. Blood vessel dilation helps in reducing the risk of heart attacks and the Nitric oxide has the capacity to scavenge the free radicals which helps in reducing the risk of developing diseases.

Medindia on Chest pain:

Chest pain is a common symptom which can be caused by many different conditions. Some causes of chest pain require prompt medical attention, such as angina, heart attack, or tearing of the aorta. Other causes of chest pain can be evaluated electively, such as spasm of the esophagus, gallbladder attack, or inflammation of the chest wall. Therefore, an accurate diagnosis is important in providing proper treatment to patients with chest pain. The cause of chest pain can range from an ordinary, harmless muscle pull to serious cardiac complication ultimately leading to cardiac arrest.

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