A study with healthy obese adults shows that frequent olive oil consumption may be associated with a lower risk of blood clotting. According to a study led by the American Heart Association, olive oil may help prevent blood clotting in people with obesity. The study looked at a group of 63 healthy, but obese, nonsmoking, and nondiabetic adults with a mean age of 32.2 years and a body mass index (BMI) of 44.
The researchers analyzed the effects of consuming a tablespoon of olive oil with varying frequency during the week.
“Obese people are at increased risk for heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular event, even if they do not have diabetes or other conditions associated with obesity,” explained Sean P. Heffron, lead author of the study and professor. at New York University School of Medicine.
The study analyzed the frequency of consumption, not the quantity, and the data was obtained through questionnaires completed by the patients. For this reason, there is still a lack of evidence and evidence linking olive oil to reduced blood clotting in obese adults. But the study suggests a field for additional studies that could help prevent heart attacks or strokes.
The results of this study suggest that the consumption of olive oil at least once a week is associated with lower platelet activity in the blood, which would help reduce the tendency to clot and block blood flow.