Many studies have shown the strong link between the phenomenon of atherosclerosis and eating habits. Its evolution depends on several elements. The most important consequences are diabetes, increased cholesterol levels, high blood pressure or even smoking. In countries where olive oil is used to cook are those in which there is less people suffering from cardiovascular diseases.
Atherosclerosis in a few words:

Atherosclerosis is the formation of plates containing a large amount of cholesterol, found in the arteries and which alters its proper functioning, avoiding the blood from circulating well. This causes malfunction of the vital organs (brain and heart).

There is a risk of having a heart attack or angina, which could carry to sudden death. In addition, when the arteries of the brain are infected, it is likely to suffer several brain accidents such as hemiplejia.