Health

Sep. 28, 2020

Seven Countries Protest Adoption of Nutri-Score at European Meeting

Italy, the Czech Republic, Greece, Latvia, Hungary, Cyprus and Romania asked the E.U. to take a new approach to the subject of front-of-pack labeling.

Sep. 25, 2020

Labeling Systems Like Nutri-Score Could Save Lives, Researchers Say

Researchers across Europe demonstrated that consuming foods with a higher nutrient profiling score was associated with an increased mortality.

Sep. 22, 2020

Mediterranean Diet May Help Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis in Smokers

Adherence to the Mediterranean diet among female smokers and former smokers was linked with a reduced risk of contracting rheumatoid arthritis.

Sep. 9, 2020

Greek Salad is Trending

At a time when consumers are reconsidering options and choosing healthier foods, the Greek salad is enjoying a moment as an accessible and delicious dish high in nutritional value.

Sep. 2, 2020

Adherence to MedDiet Reduces Risk of Contracting Symptoms Associated With Parkinson’s, Study Finds

Researchers at Harvard University found that diets rich in fruits, vegetables and nuts decreased the manifestations of prodromal symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease by as much as one-third.

Aug. 31, 2020

Consuming High-Polyphenol EVOO Reduces Blood Pressure, Study Finds

Researchers found that consuming high-polyphenol extra virgin olive oil significantly reduced peripheral and central systolic blood pressure in healthy adults.

Jul. 20, 2020

Study Suggests Med Diet Benefits Cardiovascular Health of Firefighters

Researchers say the results show that instruction on healthy lifestyle habits in academies could help improve physical fitness and the overall health of firefighters.

Jul. 7, 2020

Nutri-Score Gains Traction Despite Opposition From Italian Farmers

The Italian farmers' group Coldiretti opposes the controversial French food labeling system, saying it underrates the health benefits of olive oil.

Jun. 10, 2020

Blood Test Determines Adherence to Med Diet, Cardiovascular Risk

The metabolic signature could lead to a better understanding of how the Mediterranean diet would benefit people with complex metabolic diseases and has the potential for use in personalized nutritional interventions.

Jun. 9, 2020

Med Diet Beneficial for Bowel Disease Patients, Study Suggests

Patients suffering from IBD who adhered to the Mediterranean diet for six months benefited from a decline in their body mass index and experienced lower levels of inflammation as well as less disease activity.

May. 18, 2020

Mediterranean Diet Most Effective for Reducing Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds

In diets other than the Mediterranean, most weight loss benefits disappeared within a year and the risk of heart disease also rose.

May. 4, 2020

40 Years of the Mediterranean Diet

After centuries of culinary tradition, the Mediterranean diet was formally defined in 1980. On its fortieth anniversary, experts reveal the health benefits that have allowed the diet to endure and look ahead to its future.

Apr. 21, 2020

EVOO Consumption in Rats Found to Reduce Risk of Cardiomyopathies

The research found that rats consuming a diet enriched with extra virgin olive oil had lower levels of an enzyme associated with cardiomyopathies than rats that were not.

Jan. 10, 2020

New Study Suggests Olive Leaf Extract Could Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study from Turkey appears to confirm earlier reports that olive leaf extract could be beneficial for the prevention and treatment of Type 2 diabetes.

Dec. 30, 2019

Eating Within a 10-Hour Window May Prevent Chronic Disease

Time-restricted eating poses less of a challenge for long-term dietary compliance than counting calories, and it may offer an array of health benefits beyond promoting weight control.

Dec. 20, 2019

Healthy Diets Linked to Lower Risk of Hearing Loss

Researchers found that adhering to healthy eating plans, such as the Mediterranean Diet, led to a lower likelihood of mid-frequency and high-frequency hearing loss.

Dec. 19, 2019

Bacteria in Table Olives May Help Eliminate Heavy Metals During Digestion

The same genetic traits that allow the Lactobacillus pentosus bacteria to survive the table olive fermentation process may also help the microorganisms to bioquench and eliminate harmful heavy metals.

Dec. 11, 2019

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Consumption Can Protect Against Dementia

Tests on lab mice demonstrated that extra virgin olive oil delays the onset of cognitive impairment and dementia.

Dec. 6, 2019

An Avocado a Day May Help Lower Bad Cholesterol

A new study from Penn State University demonstrated that consuming at least one avocado each day reduces the type of cholesterol that is known to lead to the accumulation of plaque in the arteries.

Oct. 29, 2019

Researchers Recommend MedDiet to Restore Gut Bacteria

A team at Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom are working to advance research on the Mediterranean diet and other healthy diets that promote healthy gut bacteria.

Oct. 16, 2019

Combining CBD and Olive Oil May Help Soothe Some Ailments

Cannabidiol, a chemical found in marijuana, is being used to treat a number of different ailments, from epilepsy to inflammation. Combining CBD with olive oil may improve its effectiveness.

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