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Four Studies Support Diet’s Role in Dementia

Four groups of researchers attending a recent Alzheimer's Association International conference presented findings that add to a growing body of research on the positive impact that Mediterranean diets have on brain health.

Chocolate Can Protect Our Brains

Cocoa beans contain high concentrations of flavanols, which are naturally-occurring compounds that can protect our brains.

Some Experts Dispute AHA Warning on Saturated Fats, Coconut Oil

After the American Heart Association’s warning about the saturated fat content of coconut oil, some experts have weighed in and found the health organization’s study wanting.

MUFAs May Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

The study found that the key lies in monounsaturated fatty acids like those found in olive oil, sesame oil, nuts, seeds, avocados, and peanut butter.
Special Report

Parts of the Mediterranean Diet Are More Beneficial for Colorectal Health

Adherence to a combination of three components of the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of developing a precancerous colorectal lesion by 85 percent.

How Coconut Oil Got Its Reputation for Being Healthy in the First Place

Health food fanatics were in a tizzy after coconut oil was called out by the American Heart Association for its high saturated fat content. But how did coconut oil get its reputation for being healthy in the first place?
Olive Oil Times Special

Researchers Conclude Frying With Olive Oil Is Safe

Researchers again debunked the belief that frying using olive oil is unsafe. Findings suggest that frying with olive oil is not more harmful than using other oils, and may even be the safer option.

‘Lab on a Chip’ Could Monitor Exposure to Dangerous Molecules

Engineers have developed biosensor technology that could be used to monitor your health and exposure to dangerous molecules with a portable device.
Special Report

Secrets of One of the World’s Healthiest Villages

After studying a village where the chronic diseases that plague most of the world are seldom seen, a British cardiologist devises a formula based on the residents' lifestyle.

Your Waistline Can Predict Cancer Risk

British scientists find it's not just how much you weigh but where your weight accumulates that can have a bearing on cancer risk.
Olive Oil Times Feature

Monounsaturated Fat Linked to Fatty Liver Disease

New research out of the University of California, San Francisco has found that a monounsaturated fat may be associated with fatty liver disease. The study examined the livers and fat of mice that were fed different diets.

Research Suggests Fried Potatoes, Poor Eating Habits Reduce Lifespan

Researchers have found a link between increased mortality and frequent consumption of fried potato foods - but further research is required.