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Apulian Startup Promotes Secular Olive Trees in Single Doses

An Apulian startup, Olivhealth, developed a single-dose package containing extra virgin olive oil from organic secular olive trees for sportspeople, pregnant women, and children.

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.

$250M of Fake, Substandard Foods Seized in Global Operation

In Denmark, the operation focused samples of olive oils sold in supermarkets to check their compliance with labeling regulations. Results showed that many of the 'virgin olive oils' tested were blends or lampante oil.
Special Report

Med Diet Protects Teens From Abdominal Obesity

Increased adherence to Mediterranean diet was found to be associated with decreased waist circumference in teenage boys and girls.

Research Reveals Links Between Osteoarthritis and Animal Fat Consumption

Australian researchers have identified a link between saturated fat consumption and the likelihood of developing osteoarthritis -- the first time the relationship has directly been explored.
Olive Oil Times Special

Consuming the Wrong Oil Makes You Fat and Lazy, Research Shows

A diet high in the polyunsaturated fatty acids found in some common oils, without enough of the monounsaturated fatty acids found in olive oil, is correlated with sedentary behaviors.

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.