More than half a tablespoon of olive oil a day could reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and cancer.
People who eat this way, having lots of vegetables, fruit, fish, nuts and grains as well as the olive oil, are notoriously healthier and live longer.
But a new study of more than 90,000 people suggests olive oil alone could reduce the risk of dying early.
The study participants were asked about their diet every four years, including about olive oil used in salad dressings, added to food or bread, and used for baking or frying at home.
They were followed up for 28 years, during which time 36,856 people died.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Victoria Lining