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Med Diet Tied to Higher Bone Mass, Muscle Density After Menopause

A study found adherence to the Mediterranean diet helps protect women from some of the harmful health consequences of menopause.

MUFAs from Plant Sources May Reduce Risk of Heart Disease Death

Monounsaturated fat foods can promote longevity if they are derived from plants rather than animals a new study found.

Teaching America’s Bravest Med-Style Survival

A Harvard professor urges firefighters in America to turn to a Mediterranean style of eating to avoid on-duty heart attacks.

Mediterranean Diet May Improve IVF Success

A new study suggests that women who ate a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, high-quality olive oil, whole grains and legumes and low in red meat increased their chances of getting pregnant and achieving a live birth by 65-68 percent.
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Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Risk of Frailty in Older Adults

New findings suggest that a diet consisting mainly of plant-based foods with low to moderate amounts of fish and poultry kept people independent and healthy as they aged.

Olive and Eucalyptus Oils Help Wounds Heal

Researchers concluded that olive oil’s higher levels of monounsaturated oleic and palmitoleic acids accounted for its advantages in wound treatment.
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Olive Council Scientific Conference at UC Davis

On January 17, a panel of experts will discuss the mechanisms of olive oil and their roles in the prevention of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and neurological diseases.

Canola Oil Might Impair Memory

Scientists in Pennsylvania say the untested claims of canola oil's healthfulness aren't based on facts and that it's better to stick with olive oil.
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Moderate Exercise, Mediterranean Diet Better at Reducing Fat Deposits

New research underscores the fact that a healthy weight involves more than body mass: it also includes how the fat is distributed within the body.

Natural Olive Oil Preservative as Effective as Synthetic Ones

Researchers found that oleoresin had competitive antioxidant properties without the same health risks associated with the synthetic antioxidants
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Olives Grown at High Altitudes Found to Have More Antioxidants

A study found a positive relationship between altitude and levels of CoQ10, tocopherols and phenolic compounds.

5 Foods That Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

Research examining the effects of food on rheumatoid arthritis suggested the anti-inflammatory properties of olive oil and other foods in the Mediterranean diet may help minimize and prevent joint destruction.

Diets Rich in Polyunsaturated Fats May Reduce Appetite

A study out of the University of Georgia suggests that regularly eating foods high in polyunsaturated fats, such as avocado, quinoa, chickpeas, salmon, walnuts and olive oil, may have an affect on your appetite.

Frying Vegetables in Extra Virgin Olive Oil Recommended for Men With Prostate Cancer

Daily consumption of extra virgin olive oil can increase the absorption of compounds with anticancer properties.

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Increase Risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes

Researchers reviewed scientific investigation on the health effects of consuming sugary beverages and found the preponderance of the evidence implicated the drinks in increasing the likelihood of common medical conditions.

Mediterranean Diet and EVOO Reduce Incidence of Gestational Diabetes

Researchers in Madrid discover that pregnant women who add more EVOO and pistachios to their diets have healthier pregnancies and healthier babies.

Oil in Salads Increases Absorption of Nutrients

An Iowa State University researcher found that oil brings out the full nutritional benefits of vegetables.

2nd ‘Food Values’ Conference Held in Tuscany

Experts from a wide range of backgrounds met at Villa Pecori Giraldi in Borgo San Lorenzo to discuss the relevance of the Mediterranean diet and explore new approaches and proposals.

Phenols in Olive Mill Byproducts Can Be Effective Preservatives in Fresh Meats

A study in Italy revealed that phenols can be used as antioxidants in raw and cooked fresh pork sausages, preventing lipid oxidation and in limiting the oxidative degradation of cholesterol.

Study: Plant-Based Diet Alleviates Reflux as Effectively as Medications

Adherence to a plant-based diet reduces reflux symptoms as effectively as the troublesome drugs.

Even Late Adoption of a Healthier Diet Can Help, Study Finds

Researchers found that following a high-quality diet in late adulthood can decrease abdominal and liver fat, reducing the risk of certain inflammatory and heart-related conditions.

Dark Chocolate With Extra Virgin Olive Oil Improves Cardiovascular Risk Profile

Small daily portions of dark chocolate with added natural polyphenols from extra virgin olive oil was associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, researchers found.

Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Will Reduce Nutritional Value of Crops

The effects of carbon dioxide put populations at risk of losing the available dietary protein in staple crops, compounding the challenges of poverty worldwide.

Grape Extracts in Wine Can Help Fight Colon Cancer, Research Suggests

A study conducted on mice at Penn State's Hershey Cancer Institute showed that various compounds found in grape seeds can kill cancerous colorectal stem cells.