Health

May. 16, 2024

Daily Olive Oil Consumption Linked to Lower Dementia Death Risk, Study Finds

Harvard researchers found that daily consumption of at least seven grams of olive oil was associated with a 28 percent lower risk of dementia-related death.

May. 7, 2024

Mediterranean Diet and Exercise Associated with Better Gut Health in Older Adults

The study demonstrated these improvements to gut health yielded significant cardiovascular health benefits in older Mediterranean adults.

May. 1, 2024

Researchers Investigate Links Between MedDiet Adherence and Oral Health

The Mediterranean diet's antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects and its role in maintaining beneficial microorganisms are linked with positive oral health outcomes.

Apr. 30, 2024

Scientific Review Links Med Diet Adherence With Improved Urological Health

Researchers reviewed almost 1,000 studies to determine the associations between following the Mediterranean diet and improved urological and sexual health outcomes.

Apr. 23, 2024

Study Reveals Therapeutic Properties of EVOO Polyphenols on Childhood Cancer

Researchers examined oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol for their potential in treating neuroblastoma, a formidable childhood cancer.

Apr. 22, 2024

How Oleuropein Influences Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taste and Health Benefits

Along with oleocanthal and hydroxytyrosol, oleuropein is one of the main polyphenols found in extra virgin olive oil that determines its sensory characteristics and health benefits.

Jan. 15, 2024

Oleocanthal: Behind the Health Benefits of Olive Oil's Famous Phenol

Found solely in extra virgin olive oil, oleocanthal demonstrates potent anti-inflammatory properties and has been linked to beneficial impacts on cancer and dementia.

Jan. 15, 2024

Chickens Fed Olive Oil Are More Resilient to Environmental Stressors, Study Finds

Separate research has also found that olive oil consumption improves the health of chicken meat and eggs for human consumption.

Jan. 8, 2024

Mediterranean Diet Tops List for Seventh Year

The U.S. News & World Report cited the diet's variety, flexibility and health benefits.

Jan. 2, 2024

Study Reveals How Polyphenols Lower Insulin Resistance

Mice fed a high-fat diet comprised of polyphenol-enriched extra virgin olive oil demonstrated gene expressions associated with reduced oxidative stress and inflammation.

Dec. 5, 2023

EU Project Aims to Level the Playing Field with Processed Foods

The MedDiet4All project promotes the benefits of a Mediterranean diet and communicates the adverse health effects of ultra-processed foods.

Nov. 27, 2023

Mediterranean Diet Helps Slow Age-Related Physical Decline, Study Finds

New research has shown that following a reduced-calorie Mediterranean diet and increasing physical activity slows age-associated muscle loss and reduces total and visceral fat.

Nov. 27, 2023

Med Diet During Pregnancy Improves Infant Neurological Development

Two-year-olds born to mothers who followed the Mediterranean diet or stress reduction during pregnancy exhibited better scores in cognitive and social-emotional domains.

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Jul. 25, 2023

Patients Respond to Nutrition Guidance Via Telehealth, Study Shows

Intervention through telehealth can positively complement face-to-face care in sustaining dietary and lifestyle changes.

Jul. 19, 2023

Exploring the Health Benefits of Hydroxytyrosol in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Hydroxytyrosol is among the 25 phenolic compounds found in extra virgin olive oil, playing a role in preventing noncommunicable diseases.

Jul. 18, 2023

Research Explores Olive Oil Co-Extraction with Olive Leaves, Herbs and Spices

A research review examined how milling olives with olive leaves, herbs and spices could increase the polyphenol content of the resulting oil.

Jul. 13, 2023

Consuming Oleuropein May Mitigate the Effects of Aging on Muscular Atrophy

New research purports to demonstrate that aged mice which ate a diet supplemented with olive leaf extract rich in oleuropein increased muscle mass.

Jul. 12, 2023

Nutritionists Evaluate Merits of Olive Oil Shot TikTok Trend

Sipping on olive oil is trending on TikTok and Instagram, with social media users encouraging others to sip olive oil first thing in the morning.

Jul. 12, 2023

Phenols More Important than MUFA Content for EVOO Health Benefits, Research Suggests

The phenols in extra virgin olive oil are more important for decreasing blood pressure, improving insulin sensitivity, and promoting weight loss than its fats.

Jul. 7, 2023

How to Reuse Olive Oil for Sautéing and Frying

Deep frying with olive oil is healthier than frying with other oils, and it can be reused several times, with some caution, to reduce waste and enhance flavors.

Jun. 22, 2023

Drinking Olive Fruit Water Can Aid Exercise Efficiency, Research Suggests

Olive fruit water is a by-product typically thrown away during olive oil production. However, its antioxidants may hold benefits for recreational athletes.

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