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Olive Oil and Heart Disease

More vindication for a natural Mediterranean-style diet, including plenty of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and nuts, was revealed in an advanced study published by the prestigious journal Atherosclerosis. Early results from a Spanish study with more than 7500 participants demonstrates that high quantities of dietary EVOO and a variety of different species of nuts is more effective in managing and preventing a heart event than traditional drug therapy. Many physicians place their patients on the standard prescription of beta blockers and ACE inhibitors in a desperate effort to prevent cheapcialisforsale-online.com advancing heart disease, even though repeated studies prove these drugs are detrimental to long-term health. Include copious amounts of EVOO and nuts in your diet to dramatically lower heart disease risk and avoid the need for risk drugs. To conduct the study, researchers placed the participants into one of three groups following a Mediterranean style diet: a diet receiving 30...
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Drought bites into Spain’s olive oil harvest

MADRID, Sept 28 (Reuters) - "An olive tree is like a camel, you don't have to give it much water, but when it's thirsty, it really has to drink," says olive oil producer Francisco Nu?ez de Prado of the drought that could shrivel this year's harvest to half of last year's. Nu?ez de Prado's estate in the country's olive oil heart in Spain's sun drenched Andalucia is expected to suffer a sharp fall in harvest this year. His has been saved to some extent thanks to extensive irrigation, but other producers have seen not a single olive growing on their branches. That has caused prices to spike, with consumers expected to pay more for the 'green gold' in coming months as supermarkets jack up prices. "It's been a drought of biblical proportions, the worst since 1945, the 'year of hunger' for Spain," said Nu?ez de Prado, adding rainfall where his farm is located...
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