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World’s Healthiest Olive Oil? The Jury’s Still Out.

Boundary Bend claimed in a press release that its California blend was declared the "world's healthiest olive oil" at a competition in Spain. Scientists caution, however, that such a distinction is premature and, at worst, misguided.

Researchers Link Oleocanthal to Cancer, Alzheimer’s Prevention

A study concluded that oleocanthal administered as a pure entity was effective. The focus has now turned to developing a dietary supplement.

EVOO Polyphenols May Provide Protection Against Platelet Aggregation in Cardiovascular Disease

Polyphenols in EVOO inhibit the platelet aggregation that can lead to abnormal clotting and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Olive Oil May Protect Against Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A recent French study reported a decreased risk of late AMD among olive oil users, "after adjustment for multiple potential confounders.”
Special Report

New Phenolic Compounds Found in EVOO

New phenolic compounds belonging to the oleuropein and ligstroside aglycon family have been discovered in oils from the Koroneiki and Mission olive varieties.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil More Effective than Ibuprofen in Treating Menstrual Pain

Daily doses of extra virgin olive oil taken two weeks prior to the menstrual cycle is more effective at reducing pain severity than common NSAID ibuprofen.
Olive Oil Times Special

Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Olive Oil

Phenolic compounds in extra virgin olive oil exert powerful natural anti-inflammatory benefits for various health conditions.

Olive Oil May Be Useful in Brain Cancer Chemoprevention

Compounds in extra virgin olive oil inhibit key proinflammatory molecules involved in the development and progression of aggressive brain cancer.