Jul. 7, 2020
The Italian farmers' group Coldiretti opposes the controversial French food labeling system, saying it underrates the health benefits of olive oil.
Jun. 10, 2020
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
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
In diets other than the Mediterranean, most weight loss benefits disappeared within a year and the risk of heart disease also rose.
Apr. 21, 2020
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.
Feb. 26, 2020
The monounsaturated fatty acids found in olive oil have been associated with healthier aging when combined with fasting and exercise
Feb. 26, 2020
Research on the antibacterial activity of olive varieties grown in southern Italy shows promise for natural treatments against E. coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Feb. 24, 2020
A well-known phenolic compound found in olive oil now shows an ability to reverse brain aging.
Feb. 10, 2020
Poor nutritional habits and reduced physical activity are the main reasons for high obesity rates.
Feb. 6, 2020
The Mediterranean bean contains more protein and fiber than its leading plant-based counterparts, soy and chickpeas, yet shares only a tiny portion of the carbohydrate count.
Feb. 3, 2020
Research carried out at the University of Naples Federico II shows that extra virgin olive oil can be added to the Italian-style artisanal ice cream as a functional ingredient.
Jan. 31, 2020
An eating plan plentiful in fruits and vegetables increased the resistance of mice to the intestinal pathogen, E. coli.
Sep. 2, 2019
An independent report commissioned by the Australian government recommended that olive oil's health star rating should not be improved due to its saturated fat content. Opponents said the report misses the bigger health picture.
Aug. 28, 2019
A new study found that tyrosol delayed neurodegeneration and contributed to a longer lifespan in worms by reducing oxidative stress and inducing the expression of different protective genes.
Aug. 26, 2019
A major clinical study found that participants who followed a Mediterranean diet in which the main source of fat was extra virgin olive oil reduced the need to begin using diabetes medications by more than 20 percent compared with participants following a low-fat diet.
Aug. 23, 2019
The Nordic diet emphasizes eating whole grains, in-season fruits and vegetables, and fish. Adding olive oil can make the diet more flavorful and replace canola oil as the traditional cooking fat.
Aug. 22, 2019
A recent study suggests that daily nut consumption can positively affect men's sexual health. Men in this study supplemented a Western-style diet with two handfuls of nuts daily.
Aug. 21, 2019
The study, which was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, also found that diets richer in animal products and refined carbohydrates increased the risk of death from heart disease by up to 32 percent.
Aug. 13, 2019
This three-month study of the keto diet, which included a rigorous physical training component, resulted in an overall improvement in body composition for active service members.
Aug. 6, 2019
Bronx resident Louise Signore credits the Med diet, dancing and staying single with her longevity.