May. 30, 2023
Polyphenols found in extra virgin olive oil enhance the healing abilities of fibroblasts, opening up possibilities for novel wound healing applications.
May. 23, 2023
Researchers Investigate Role of Bioactive Compounds in Neurodegenerative Diseases
The researchers focused on studies investigating the flavonoids, polyphenols and other phenolic compounds found in extra virgin olive oil and the Mediterranean diet.
Apr. 24, 2023
Americans Find Cost of Food Biggest Barrier to a Healthy Diet, Survey Finds
Just fifteen percent of Americans are familiar with the Mediterranean diet’s health benefits, a Cleveland Clinic survey finds.
Apr. 11, 2023
Report Highlights Health Benefits, Disproves Myths Surrounding EVOO
The Olive Wellness Institute published a report to educate healthcare officials and the public about the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil.
Mar. 27, 2023
Med Diet More Effective in Obesity Prevention than Other Diets, Study Finds
The literature review found that the conviviality of the Mediterranean diet and its focus on consuming healthy fats help make it more effective than low-fat diets.
Mar. 23, 2023
Med Diet Adherence Associated with Lower Dementia Risk
A long-term, large-scale cohort study in the United Kingdom found individuals following the Mediterranean diet were at 23 percent lower risk of dementia.
Mar. 20, 2023 Health
Health Researcher: Focus on Healthier Diets Instead of ‘Demonizing’ Certain Foods
Feb. 10, 2023 News Briefs
New Research Links Olive Oil Consumption and Reduced Autoimmune Occurrence
Jan. 19, 2023
Mediterranean Diet Again Named Best Overall
The MedDiet again won out over other diets and eating plans to receive recognition as the best overall diet according to the U.S. News and World Report.
Jan. 17, 2023
Olive Trees Combat Air Pollution, New Research Shows
VegPM, a Tuscan research project, proves that certain tree species can combat air pollution from particulate matter (PM) and improve air quality in urban environments.
Jan. 17, 2023
Public Health Groups Urge E.U. to Expedite Introduction of Front-of-Pack Food Labels
An open letter to the E.U. Commission warned against further delays in the adoption of front-of-pack nutrition labels. The letter was signed by the European Heart Network, European Public Health Alliance, Consumers Organization and many others.
Jan. 3, 2023
An Olive Leaves-Based Diet Might Improve Sheep's Cheese
New research reveals that adding olive leaves to a ewe's diet results in healthier cheese.
Dec. 30, 2022
EVOO Improves Brain Protection in Cases of Mild Cognitive Impairment
The newly published pilot study shows extra virgin olive oil's substantial ability to improve the function of the blood-brain barrier and overall brain health.
Dec. 14, 2022
Med Diet Might Reduce Prenatal Stressors and Improve Child Health Outcomes
New research suggests that the Mediterranean Diet might significantly reduce inflammation, obesity and chronic diseases in pregnant mothers and their children.
Dec. 12, 2022
Excessive Sodium Intake Linked with Higher Stress in Mice
Researchers studied the impact of high salt intake on cognitive function in mice. Health experts recommend following a Mediterranean diet to reduce salt consumption.
Aug. 3, 2022
Food Health App Receives Green Light in Italy After Curtailing Nutri-Score Influence
The Yuka app will lower the importance of a food item’s Nutri-Score ranking and give more emphasis to micronutrients and additives.
Jul. 13, 2022
Consuming EVOO Results in More Polyphenols in Breast Milk, Study Finds
The study is reportedly the first to evaluate the possible vertical transmission of polyphenols to the offspring of laboratory rats fed extra virgin olive oil during pregnancy and lactation.
May. 13, 2022
Following the MedDiet Improves Depression Symptoms in Young Men
Researchers said the results demonstrate the role of a healthy diet in the treatment of depression in young adults.
May. 9, 2022
Childhood Obesity on the Rise in Spain as Adherence to Med Diet Falls
A report by Save the Children highlights Spain's childhood obesity crisis and the rapid decline of the Mediterranean diet. The charity calls for urgent government action.
May. 4, 2022
New Law in Sicily Protects and Promotes the Mediterranean Diet
The purpose of the new law is to promote local food production, MedDiet education, wine and oleotourism, public health and environmental protection strategies.
Mar. 23, 2022
High-Phenolic EVOO May Improve Prognosis of Some Leukemia Patients, Research Suggests
In a small study, early-stage leukemia patients who consumed olive oil high in oleocanthal and oleacin experienced a decrease in the number of cancerous cells.
Mar. 16, 2022
Greeks Follow a Hybrid Mediterranean Diet, Researchers Find
Greeks mostly adhere to the diet's standards with the addition of red meat and snacks.
Mar. 7, 2022
Indian Consumers Reject Nutri-Score and Other Labels
A nationwide study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Science found warning labels to be the most effective type of front-of-pack labels.