Health

Oct. 4, 2021

Following a Mediterranean Diet May Reverse Cognitive Decline in Elderly

New research shows that adhering to a Mediterranean diet can help restore memory functions and reverse cognitive impairment due to aging.

Sep. 29, 2021

Mediterranean Diet Linked With Long-Term Health Benefits for Teenagers

Adolescents who consumed food items of the Mediterranean diet had higher levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in their blood serum.

Sep. 20, 2021

Nutri-Score Adoption Can Help Curb Cancer Epidemic, Researchers Say

A report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer asked the European Union and other countries to urgently adopt the French-born front-of-pack labeling platform.

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Sep. 16, 2021

The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil: Facts and Fiction

A meta-analysis of 16 clinical trials found that coconut oil consumption increased both LDL and HDL cholesterol levels relative to other nontropical vegetable oils.

Sep. 15, 2021

Study: Oleocanthal Regulates Abnormalities in Receptor Responsible for Alzheimer’s

Researchers from the University of Louisiana-Monroe are working to create an oral oleocanthal-based supplement for Alzheimer’s patients.

Sep. 15, 2021

Editors from 200 Health Journals Warn Climate Change Is Creating Global Health Crises

Increasing global temperatures are putting more people at risk from a multitude of maladies, ranging from tropical and zoonotic diseases to air pollution.

Aug. 23, 2021

Europe Sets New Limits on Cadmium in Fruits and Vegetables

The limits on the carcinogenic heavy metal will come into force at the end of August.

Aug. 16, 2021

New Book Serves as Daily Guide for Following the Mediterranean Diet

‘The Real Mediterranean Diet’ offers readers a digestible explanation of the health benefits of the diet and tips on how to improve daily eating habits.

Aug. 11, 2021

MedDiet Linked With Prevention or Delay of Degenerative Eye Disease

A new study found that following a diet rich in antioxidants helped to prevent or delay the onset of age-related macular degeneration.

Jul. 19, 2021

Olive Oil Increasingly Common in Pet Foods

When consumed in the right amount, extra virgin olive oil has a range of benefits for both cats and dogs.

Jun. 30, 2021

Spanish Researchers Begin Trialing Olive-Derived Treatment for Long Covid

A supplement made from polyphenols from olives and flavonoids from oranges will be given to patients to try and alleviate the symptoms associated with long Covid.

Jun. 30, 2021

Olive Council and Culinary Institute Join to Promote MedDiet in U.S.

The two organizations will focus on educating consumers and hospitality professionals on the health benefits and sustainability of an olive oil-based Mediterranean diet.

Jun. 10, 2021

European Commission Considers Use of Gene-Editing in Agriculture

The commission will discuss with member states and other stakeholders how gene-editing technology could influence the future of sustainable agriculture.

Mar. 15, 2021

Studies Suggest EVOO Helps Reduce Covid Symptoms

Extra virgin olive oil and other key foods in the Mediterranean diet lower the risk of a cytokine storm, boost the immune system and have antiviral properties.

Mar. 11, 2021

High-Polyphenol EVOO May Lower Risk of Vascular Diseases Associated with Diabetes

While the results of the study confirm previous findings, the message from researchers is new: The type of olive oil used in cardiovascular health studies is an important variable.

Feb. 19, 2021

New Book Celebrates the Simplicity of the Mediterranean Diet

High-quality and simple ingredients are at the heart of an insider’s guide to the Mediterranean diet.’

Feb. 2, 2021

Nutri-Score Remains the Front Runner for Europe's Food Label Program

Researchers who have been studying the French-born FOPL respond to the criticism that Nutri-Score is at odds with the Mediterranean diet.

Jan. 15, 2021

Refined Foods May Impede Benefits of Mediterranean Diet, Study Finds

Participants adhering more closely to a Mediterranean diet experienced slower rates of cognitive decline than those who consumed more refined foods typical of the Western diet.

Jan. 12, 2021

Switching to the Mediterranean Diet Can Reduce the Risk of Having a Second Heart Attack

Researchers demonstrated that adopting the Mediterranean diet after suffering a heart attack could reduce the possibility of another and help lessen the damage brought on by cardiovascular disease.

Jan. 11, 2021

Compound Found in Olives Protects Against Symptoms of Neuroinflammatory Disorders, Study Shows

Mice suffering from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, a similar disease to multiple sclerosis, experienced protective effects when injected with the phenolic compound oleacein.

Dec. 8, 2020

Spanish Producers Join Chorus of Concerns Over Nutri-Score

With Spain set to formally introduce the controversial front-of-pack label system in the first months of 2021, producers worry Nutri-Score will only add to consumers' confusion about the health benefits of olive oil.

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