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Role of Olive Oil in the Hallmarks of Aging

A review article looks at the role of monounsaturated fatty acids and polyphenols in EVOO on the aging process at the cellular and molecular levels.

U.S. Announces New Dietary Guidelines

The United States Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services have released the eighth edition of its Dietary Guidelines for Americans
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EVOO Effective in Lowering High Blood Pressure

Two tablespoons of phenol-rich EVOO can be effective in lowering blood pressure, according to a University of California at Davis Olive Center review.

Mediterranean Diet Associated with a Larger Brain

Those who adhered to a Mediterranean diet, Columbia researchers found, showed less brain atrophy associated with cognitive decline.

Unsaturated Fats and Whole Grain Carbohydrates Associated with Lower CHD Risk

Replacing saturated fats and refined carbohydrates with unsaturated fats such as olive oil and whole grain carbohydrates may help lower risk of heart disease.

Vegetables Fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil More Nutritionally Beneficial than Boiled

Frying vegetables in extra virgin olive oil adds to the antioxidant qualities of the produce, according to a recent Spanish scientific study.
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Mediterranean Diet with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer

The results, based on the long-term follow-up of 4,282 women, add to the benefits of consuming extra virgin olive oil and the Mediterranean diet.

Long-Term Olive Oil Consumption Lowers Risk of Diabetes

Nurses who consumed olive oil had a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those whose diet did not include any olive oil at all.