Researchers Uncover Neuroprotective Effect of Picholine Olive Oils

Hydroxycinnamic acids, abundant in Picholine extra virgin olive oils, show neuroprotective effect against Alzheimer's B-amyloid peptide plaque deposits in the brain.

Olive Oil Component Stops Gut Bacteria Linked To Heart and Brain Diseases

Extra virgin olive oil contains a non-toxic chemical compound called DMB that prevents gut bacteria from converting certain nutrients into a harmful chemical that negatively affects heart and brain health.
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Mediterranean Diet May Protect the Heart More than a Low-Fat Diet

A review of the last fifty years of research showed a Mediterranean diet appears to be more effective in protecting the heart.

Top 5 Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Its effects are still not fully understood, yet some ways olive oil can preserve and improve human health have been firmly established.
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High-Fat Meal with Olive Oil Can Have Immediate Positive Effects

A new study shows that the positive effects the Mediterranean diet can have on the heart are immediate.

Adding 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil Can Improve Blood Vessel Function

The addition of a small amount of olive oil to the diet appears to improve blood vessel function according to a new study by U.S. and Italian researchers
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Study Finds Olive Oil Can Be Better than Medication for Heart Disease

According to preliminary results of a Spanish study part of PREDIMED, a Mediterranean diet enriched with virgin olive oil or nuts can reverse arteriosclerosis in carotid arteries in just one year.

EVOO Fights Heart Disease Changing How Genes Function

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that the polyphenols in virgin olive oil modify the expression of atherosclerosis-related genes, leading to health benefits.