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This newsletter article is on the strong evidence that the Mediterranean diet, where olive oil is a staple, is cardio protective. The scientific community is now finding more precise ways to isolate olive oil and study how this “liquid gold” is in itself a prevention mechanism that could also help reduce the effects of cardiovascular health problems and disease.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5160, 5190, 4040, 5260
Performance Indicators: 12.4.5, 8.1.3, 8.1.4
- Identify potential health benefits of certain types of olive oil in specific populations
- Discuss the strengths and limitations of the existing research on olive oil and cardiovascular health and diabetes
- Apply current evidence-based research on the benefits of olive oil to counseling patients receiving medical nutrition therapy