I saw on the programme 'Trust me I'm a Doctor' Series 4: Episode 3 that taking 20ml of raw/cold olive oil per day brings cholesterol down and improves heart health as a whole, protecting from stroke/heart attack. [It's still available on bbc iplayer]. Michael Mosely and the other doctors actually did a clinical trial with olive oil. Extra Virgin olive oil and bog standard olive oil had same results! They did the same clinical trials with other vegetable oils with no result. Only olive oil was found to have this effect of lowering cholesterol and improving heart health! Sounds like a safer treatment than statins. Check it out and tell me what you think?