cardiovascular disease

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."

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.
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Olive Oil Helps Reverse Damage of High-Fat Diets

Researchers in Chile found a compound in olive oil reduced the adverse effects on cholesterol and insulin caused by a high-fat diet.

Olive Extract Might Help Fight Arterial Stiffness, Study Finds

A recent Spanish study found that people who consumed higher doses of a standardized olive fruit extract fared better on an arterial measurement index and in measurements of mean triglyceride.
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Journal of the American College of Cardiology Recommends Olive Oil

A group of doctors and medical researchers have backed olive oil as a heart-healthy food, while raising concerns about fad diets and the use of coconut and palm oils.

Mediterranean Diet With Additional Olive Oil May Promote Heart Health Even More

Spanish scientists found the consumption of a MedDiet enhanced with four tablespoons of olive oil per day improved the beneficial actions of HDL cholesterol.
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High Levels of Magnesium in Mediterranean Diet Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease

A study finds the high magnesium content of the Mediterranean diet plays a key role in the benefits.

Olive Oil Reduces Cardiovascular Problems Associated with Diabetes

A phenolic compound found naturally in olive oil reduces and may even prevent cardiovascular problems associated with diabetes mellitus, according to a new study by a group of Spanish researchers.