Olive oil good for common digestive disorder


May 3, 2010 9:25:12 AM PDT
Adding more olive oil to your diet could help protect against a common bowel disease.

Ulcerative colitis causes painful ulcers in the colon.

People who have the disorder experience severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss.

A study of 25,000 people in the UK found that people whose diet was rich in oleic acid were 90% less likely to develop the digestive disorder.

Researchers say 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil each day would have a positive effect.

The results of this study were presented over the weekend at the Digestive Disease Conference in New Orleans.