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New Studies Link Heart Health With Reduced Likelihood of Developing Dementia

Older adults who take care of their heart are less likely to develop dementia than people who neglect their cardiovascular health.

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.
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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.

Study Says Cutting Saturated Fat Doesn’t Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Researchers found that doctors' admonitions to avoid foods high in saturated fat like butter and cheese were "just plain wrong."
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MedDiet Protects Against Atherosclerotic Plaque

A study using tomography scans showed the arteries of people with high adherence to the MedDiet had significantly less atherosclerotic plaque than people with low adherence.

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.
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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.

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.