Health

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.

Jun. 8, 2021

Study: Eating Some Lean Red Meat With MedDiet May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Eating moderate amounts of lean beef alongside the Mediterranean diet may decrease the risk of developing heart disease, a study says.

May. 28, 2021

Olive Oil One Factor in Extraordinary Longevity of Some Sardinian Residents

A new study shows that the consumption of olive oil played a role in maintaining cardiovascular health and mobility in elderly Sardinians.

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May. 28, 2021

Climate Change Is Altering the Nutrient Profiles of the World’s Crops

A new report shows a direct link between the amount of carbon dioxide in the air and the nutrient composition of the world’s most popular staple crops.

May. 21, 2021

Study: EVOO-Rich Diet Improved Weight and Insulin Sensitivity in Mice with Liver Disease

The research also demonstrated that extra virgin olive oil did not reduce the damage inflicted by high-fat diets on mice with fatty liver disease.

May. 14, 2021

Mediterranean Diet Benefits Patients With Lupus, Study Suggests

Anti-inflammatory foods, which are characteristic of the Mediterranean diet, can lower the risk of organ damage and cardiovascular problems in lupus patients, a new study found.

Apr. 23, 2021

Olive Oil Consumption Increases Testosterone in Men With Insufficient Levels

A new study shows that men following low-fat diets are more likely to have inadequately low levels of testosterone. Adding EVOO to their diets may be a solution.

Apr. 5, 2021

Europe Limits Use of Trans Fats in Foods

The move is widely seen as a positive step toward eliminating all trans fats by 2023.

Apr. 5, 2021

Mediterranean Diet Can Delay Parkinson's Disease, Study Shows

Nutrition could become a useful tool for physicians trying to mitigate the impacts of neurodegenerative diseases, according to researchers.

Mar. 29, 2021

Healthy Compounds in Pomace Oil Absorbed by Fried Foods, Study Finds

Frying with olive pomace oil may be healthier than other cooking oils.

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.’

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.

Aug. 27, 2020

NCI Funds Effort to Develop Oleocanthal as Cancer Prevention Tool

The National Cancer Institute awarded a grant for researchers to develop the nutraceutical phenolic compound as a functional food in the prevention of breast cancer.

Aug. 10, 2020

Consuming Some Animal Products Does Not Undermine Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

Newly published research from the University of Warwick shows that plant-based diets, such as Mediterranean diet, can lower cardiovascular risks even if they include a moderate amount of animal products.

Aug. 7, 2020

E.U. Approves Italian Alternative to Nutri-Score Labeling System

Supporters hope Nutrinform, now approved for use in Europe, can challenge the controversial Nutri-Score system.

Jul. 30, 2020

'MIND Diet' Among Five Factors That May Lower Risk of Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Older individuals who adhered to the MIND diet along with several other brain-healthy behaviors had a substantially lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Jul. 22, 2020

Study Links Obesity and Dementia, Recommends MedDiet

Following the Mediterranean diet and other healthy lifestyle habits helps people maintain a normal body mass index and, in turn, lowers the risks of developing dementia later in life, researchers found.

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