Reporter 463, 12 March 2001

The myth of olive oil

Olive oil is no healthier than cheap cooking oil, according to Professor John Blundell, of the Department of Psychology, one of the authors of a new study published in The Lancet. It claims that olive oil has a higher saturated fat content than most other vegetable oils and so is not the best for preventing heart disease, and can cause weight gain if consumed in large quantities.

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