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Con­sum­ing olive oil im­proves some of the risk fac­tors as­so­ci­ated with car­dio­vas­cu­lar disease, it helps im­prove your blood­c­holes­terol pro­file, it also helps re­duce the for­ma­tion of blood clots and it can as­sist in blood­glu­cose con­trol, im­por­tant in the preven­tion of type-2 di­a­betes.

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