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There is concrete evidence today that provides us with an insight to the many health benefits that olive oil offers. Studies have shown that olive oil high in monounsaturated fats and oleic acid can actually reduce cholesterol leading to a reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease. To look at statistical data showing cases of heart disease and related deaths are more common within non Mediterranean countries.

Simply put that people that reside in countries such as Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Morocco have much lower cases of heart related deaths due to the fact that olive oil plays a major role within these nations diets. There is even more clinical data to show that consumption of olive oil can prevent certain cancers such as bowl and colon cancer. Olive oil is rich in anti - oxidants and vitamin E, which also help those suffering from diabetes.

The cosmetic industry has also adopted olive oil as a key ingredient within soaps, creams and shampoos due to its omega properties and vitamin e.