Health Potential for Parkinson’s Treatment from Olive Oil Waste Olive pomace has been used to synthesize powerful antioxidant molecules with a potential application in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Eating Olive Oil Might Help You Remember Why You Should According to a new study monounsaturated fats in olive oil were associated with better cognitive function and memory, compared to saturated fats. Mediterranean Diet with Exercise Ideal for Metabolic Syndrome The Mediterranean Diet coupled with physical activity results in weight loss and better quality of life for those with metabolic syndrome. Tomatoes and Olive Oil May Reduce Impotence A daily dose of extra virgin olive oil combined with lycopene from tomatoes improved the sex lives of a group of Spanish men, according to a report by the Madrid Urological Institute. Olive Oil, Beans and Fish Protect from Breast Cancer According to a new study by Greek-Cypriot researchers, a diet rich in olive oil, vegetables, beans and fish can protect from breast cancer. Mona Lisa Smile . . . or Grimace According to an Italian specialist the Mona Lisa’s smile shows clear signs of high cholesterol. Just maybe her long life was due to a turnaround to a more heart-healthy diet. Olive Oil May Help Prevent Neurodegenerative Diseases A study carried out by the Lipid Unit of the Barcelona Hospital Clinic suggests that high consumption of olive oil, and other foods rich in polyphenols may improve cognitive function and prevent neuro-degenerative diseases. Think Twice About Antioxidant Claims One of few food label claims to survive a rigorous European review was the antioxidant effect of olive polyphenols, news that saw the olive extract sector surge. But nutrition expert John Finley counsels caution on such claims. Healthy Fats and the Mediterranean Diet Good for the Brain Research finds that a Mediterranean style diet is associated with a reduced burden of white matter hyperintesity (WMHV), markers of of an increased risk of stroke and dementia. Study Finds Benefits of Olive Oil and Albumin for Treatment of Spinal Injuries New research carried out at the National Hospital of Paraplegics in Toledo shows possible benefits of oleic acid in combination with albumin in spinal injury treatment. Dukan Diet Ups Olive Oil Recommendation Dr. Pierre Dukan has recently increased the amount of allowed olive oil in the famed Dukan Diet, in the hope it will help to alleviate some common side effects of the eating plan. Medical Congress: Olive Oil, Nutrition and Health The occasion represented a unique opportunity to hear, from the mouths of the protagonists themselves, the latest advances linking the benefits of olive oil with health and nutrition. © 2014 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.