A new study gives us one more excuse to dip that last piece of bread in olive oil.
A study published in "Nutrition and Metabolism" shows that extra virgin olive oil can protect the liver. The study exposed rats to toxins that cause liver damage. Researchers found that rats exposed to toxins that cause liver damage were partially protected when given olive oil.
Scientists believe that components in the oil increase activity of anti-oxidant enzymes in the liver.
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