Oct 012014
 

Olive oil revive heart

A potent ingredient in olive oil may hold the key to beating heart failure, a new research suggests.

Oleate, a common dietary fat found in olive oil, restored proper metabolism of fuel in heart cells in an animal model of heart failure, researchers have found. Heart failure is not the same as having a heart attack – it is a chronic disease state where the heart becomes enlarged, or hypertrophic, in response to chronic high blood pressure which requires it to work harder to pump blood.

As the heart walls grow thick, the volume of blood pumped out diminishes and can no longer supply the body with enough nutrients.

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