Mediterranean diet

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.
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Olive Oil-Enriched Diet During Pregnancy Can Benefit the Unborn Through Adulthood

A recent study suggests a diet rich in olive oil can have a positive effect on the development of the unborn child and may also be beneficial through her adult life.

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 Meal with Olive Oil Keeps Blood Sugar Levels Lower than with Corn Oil

A Mediterranean-type meal supplemented with EVOO had a beneficial effect on post-prandial glycemic and lipid profile by decreasing blood glucose, LDL and oxidized LDL.

Mediterranean Diet Decreases DNA Damage in Men with Prostate Cancer

Researchers found that adherence to a modified Mediterranean diet decreased DNA damage that can lead to the development of tumors.
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Hundreds of Restaurants Get New ‘MedDiet’ Label

The EU-funded project certifies restaurants that offer "authentic Mediterranean dishes" and comply with the criteria established by the program.

Mediterranean Diet in Decline, U.N. Agency Warns

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations called for action to be taken to prevent the further decline of the Mediterranean diet.