> Do you know how these peanut results compare to the use of olive oil, the
> monounsaturated oil prominent in the highly regarded "Mediterranean diet"?
> Years ago some scientists (from Harvard maybe?) argued that the
> Mediterranean was even better than the then popular extreme low fat diet.
> And could peanut oil, used in at least Chinese cooking, account for the
> healthy hearts of traditional-food-eating Asians?
Almonds has outperformed olive oil as well in (J Am Coll Nut 17(3): 285-290 1998). Almonds offered a better ratio of good to bad lipoprotein cholesterol than olive oil did.