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"Mediterranean diet, extra-virgin medicine for the heart"

  • Saturday, November 24 2018

The extra virgin olive oil is elevated to the dignity of medicine to prevent heart attacks and other heart diseases in the United States, in contrast with those who would like to brand it with black stamps and red lights. This was stated by Coldiretti on the sidelines of the Campagna Amica initiative ( showing the invitation published by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to indicate on the packaging of oils (those containing at least 70% oleic acid) that the their consumption brings benefits to the cardiovascular system when it replaces the saturated fat harmful to the heart. Here is another statement of the Mediterranean diet.

mipaaf createsMeddiet - The portal of the Mediterranean Diet "is a project of the University of Rome Unitelma Sapienza, made with cAttribute of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies - Ministerial Decree no. 93824 of 30 December 2014 and updated in 2018 in collaboration with CREA - Research Center for Food and Nutrition.

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