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.
Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk of Heart Disease in U.S. Firefighters
Firefighters who followed a modified Mediterranean style diet had cholesterol levels associated with lower risk of heart disease.
Mediterranean Diet May Mitigate Heart Failure Risk Factors
New evidence suggests a Mediterranean diet may improve the markers used to diagnose and provide a prognosis for heart failure.
Mediterranean Diet Effective for Weight Loss, Study Finds
Obese subjects who followed variations of the Mediterranean diet not only lost weight, but were successful in maintaining it as well.
The FDA’s Take on the Benefits of Olive Oil
The qualified health claim states that 2 tablespoons of olive oil every day may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
Achieve Nutrient Adequacy by Following the Mediterranean Diet
In a recent report, subjects who strictly followed the Mediterranean diet were more likely to meet their nutrient needs.
U.S. FDA Warns Company Over Olive Oil-Related Claims
A recent FDA warning letter is a sobering reminder for dietary supplement companies to be careful about their product claims.
Mediterranean Diet May Protect the Heart More than a Low-Fat Diet
A review of the last fifty years of research showed a Mediterranean diet appears to be more effective in protecting the heart.
More Misconceptions About Olive Oil
Claims about the healthfulness of olive oil made by seed and vegetable companies are unsubstantiated.
Components in the Mediterranean Diet May Prevent Some Cancers
A study investigates the relationship between cancer risk and different components in foods that are typical of the Mediterranean diet.
Mediterranean Diet with Extra Virgin Olive Oil May Protect from Diabetes
Spanish researchers found that following a Mediterranean diet may cut the risk of diabetes by about 30 percent.