A Soothing Oil for a Healthy Heart

Olive oilis already known to help keep ''bad'' cholesterol levels down, which is good for your heart. But now a study in Philadelphia has shown that a compound in extra-virgin olive oil also mimics the effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - such as aspirin and ibuprofen - but without the side effects or irritating the stomach. Does this mean a shot of olive 
 
<p>Olive oilis already known to help keep \'\'bad\'\' cholesterol levels down, which is good for your heart. But now a study in Philadelphia has shown that a compound in extra-virgin olive oil also mimics the effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - such as aspirin and ibuprofen - but without the side effects or irritating the stomach. </p>Does this mean a shot of olive oil will cure your headache? \'\'To get the equivalent dose to two ibuprofen tablets, you\'d have to drink 500ml of olive oil,\'\' says co-director Dr Paul Breslin, \'\'which Ido not recommend.\'\' <p>But inflammation is now thought to play a role in vascular diseases and some cancers and dementias, which may be a reason why a diet rich in olive oil seems to protect against them.
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