Health Check: Benefits of Olive Oil

One of the main ingredients in a number of recipes could help protect you against stroke. That's the subject of this week's Health Check.

Nutritionists have maintained that the Mediterranean Diet is one of the healthiest diets around. But they wanted to see if one of the main ingredients of that diet - olive oil - is good for you.

Researchers studied thousands of adults.

They found those who had heavy use of olive oil were at a 41 percent lower risk of having a stroke.

Heavy use is considered as using olive oil both in cooking and as a dressing or with bread.