How The Olive Compound Hydroxytyrosol Helps Stop Infections
A compound found naturally in olives helps fight bacterial infections, according to an international patent application by Spanish scientists.
Soil May Have Most Impact on Certain Olive Oil Phytosterol Levels
A new study shows that soil quality may impact steryl glucoside levels in olive oils more than olive cultivar or farming methods.
Add Olive Oil to Vegetables to Lower Blood Pressure
A study suggests that eating unsaturated fats (such as olive oil) with specific vegetables rich in in nitrite and nitrates can protect from hypertension.
Panel Rejects Health Claim for Olive Leaf Extract
There is not enough evidence to back a claim that olive leaf water extract boosts glucose tolerance, a European Food Safety Authority panel has found.
The Right Olive Oil ‘Dosage’ for Those at High Risk of Cardio Diseases
A Spanish researcher provided new information on the amount and benefits of olive oil consumption for people with a high risk of cardiovascular disease.
Too Much Pollution Where you Live? Olive Oil Might Help
A new study shows that olive oil may protect against the adverse vascular effects of exposure to air pollution particles.
Formidable Fat: The Plant-Based Olive Oil Diet
Brown University researcher Dr. Mary Flynn says her advocacy of a plant-based, olive oil diet was at one time considered outrageous.
A ‘Model Diet’ for Prevention of Alzheimer’s
Adherence to the Mediterranean diet slows cognitive decline, a condition that ultimately leads to Alzheimer’s disease.
Mediterranean Diet Linked to Less Inflammation
Researchers have found that adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with lower levels of inflammation markers.
More Evidence Mediterranean Diet Protects from Diabetes
A new meta-analysis shows a Mediterranean diet not only reduces the risk of diabetes, but more so in individuals at high risk for heart disease.
Patent Applicant Claims Olive Polyphenols Help Blood Sugar Control
A New Zealand company is seeking an international patent for an olive leaf extract it says can help prevent or manage insulin sensitivity.
New Heart-Health Push from Carbonell
Deoleo has a new health pitch in Spain with a spot for its Carbonell brand olive oil that highlights cholesterol control.