Go ahead, add some olive oil to your cooking. It just might lower your risk for having a stroke, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.
Researchers found that older French adults in a five-year study were 41 percent less likely to suffer a stroke than those who never used olive oil.
Olive oil is part of the Mediterranean diet, which has been associated with heart health.
People on the diet eat fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and some red wine. Always check with your doctor before starting any new diet.