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is extra virgin olive oil healthy when used in place of other sources of fat? does monousaturated fat in olive oil raise hdl?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Olive oil: Monounsaturated oil is a better choice than most oils. It does not raise hdl.
Answered on Sep 26, 2013
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Good choice: Because of its fat profile (saturated and trans versus monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), olive oil is considered a better oil with which to cook.
Answered on Nov 26, 2014
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