Virgin olive oil acts as antihypertensive

Oleic acid, a major constituent of virgin olive oil acts as a natural blood pressure-lowering agent, according to an article published in Current Vascular Pharmacology Journal. Scientific evidence on this issue has been accumulating for a quarter century and epidemiological, clinical, and animal studies support that the consumption of virgin olive oil, as opposed to other sources of dietary fats, has antihypertensive effects.

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