Alzheimer's

Jan. 17, 2022

Study: Green MedDiet Can Slow Brain Atrophy Among Over-50s

New research finds that following a high-polyphenol, low meat intake variation of the MedDiet can protect the brain from inflammation and slow down age-related brain atrophy.

Jan. 17, 2022

Replacing Saturated Fats With Olive Oil Saves Lives, Harvard Research Suggests

Common causes of illness and death may be lowered significantly by swapping butter, margarine and mayonnaise for olive oil.

Jan. 11, 2022

Dementia Rates Set to Triple by 2050, Latest Research Indicates

Improving education on the role of healthy diets in preventing the diseases that cause dementia may be one of the best mitigation factors.

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Dec. 30, 2021

What Are Polyphenols and Why Should You Care?

The naturally occurring plant compounds that are abundant in high-quality extra virgin olive oils provide a range of health benefits.

Oct. 4, 2021

Following a Mediterranean Diet May Reverse Cognitive Decline in Elderly

New research shows that adhering to a Mediterranean diet can help restore memory functions and reverse cognitive impairment due to aging.

Sep. 15, 2021

Study: Oleocanthal Regulates Abnormalities in Receptor Responsible for Alzheimer’s

Researchers from the University of Louisiana-Monroe are working to create an oral oleocanthal-based supplement for Alzheimer’s patients.

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Feb. 24, 2020

Olive Oil Could Lead to a 'Younger Brain' in the Elderly, Researchers Say

A well-known phenolic compound found in olive oil now shows an ability to reverse brain aging.

Jan. 30, 2020

Gene Dysregulation Caused by Soybean Oil Behind Negative Health Impacts

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside found that mice consuming a diet high in soybean oil experienced the dysregulation of about 100 genes, some of which are linked to obesity, diabetes and mental health conditions.

Dec. 11, 2019

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Consumption Can Protect Against Dementia

Tests on lab mice demonstrated that extra virgin olive oil delays the onset of cognitive impairment and dementia.

Sep. 18, 2019

Regular Exercise May Slow Emergence of Alzheimer's Symptoms

A new study found that people at risk of Alzheimer's who exercised 30 minutes each day showed fewer symptoms of the disease than those who did not exercise regularly.

Jul. 29, 2019

New Funding for Research on Dementia and MedDiet

Researchers from Swinburne University received funding to continue investigating the links found between adhering to the Mediterranean diet and a reduced risk of dementia.

Apr. 1, 2019

New Study Suggests a Healthy Diet May Not Reduce Dementia Risk

These findings contradict earlier studies, which have concluded that a healthy diet reduces the risk of mental decline and aids in the prevention of abnormalities that can precede dementia.

Feb. 19, 2019

Auburn University Raising Money for Olive Oil and Alzheimer's Research

Researchers at Auburn University have found that a compound in extra virgin olive oil might be valuable for helping prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Feb. 18, 2015

Component in EVOO Kills Cancer Cells

Oleocanthal in EVOO causes a rupture of cancerous cells, releasing enzymes and causing cell death, without harming healthy cells.

May. 1, 2014

A 'Model Diet' for Prevention of Alzheimer's

Adherence to the Mediterranean diet slows cognitive decline, a condition that ultimately leads to Alzheimer’s disease.

Oct. 30, 2013

More Confirmation Mediterranean Diet Protects from Brain Diseases

Adherence to a Mediterranean diet may contribute to prevention of stroke, depression, cognitive impairment, and Parkinson disease.

Sep. 9, 2013

Mediterranean Diet Good for the Brain

Higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with better cognitive function according to a new review.

Aug. 29, 2013

Extra Virgin Olive Oil May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

A study suggests extra virgin olive oil polyphenols may prevent or delay the appearance of Alzheimer’s disease.

Mar. 26, 2013

How Extra Virgin Olive Oil Can Protect from Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers say oleocanthal found in extra-virgin olive oil has the potential to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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