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Jan. 10, 2022

Olive Oil Health Benefits

The health benefits of olive oil are mostly derived from its monounsaturated fats and polyphenols. Extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest grade of olive oil.

Sep. 16, 2021

The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil: Facts and Fiction

A meta-analysis of 16 clinical trials found that coconut oil consumption increased both LDL and HDL cholesterol levels relative to other nontropical vegetable oils.

Aug. 23, 2021

Study Suggests New Approach to Promoting a Heart-Healthy Diet

Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of dozens of studies to determine the relationship between specific foods and heart disease.

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May. 10, 2021

EVOO-Enriched Chocolate Benefits People With Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds

Researchers found that patients with type 2 diabetes could benefit from eating chocolate enriched with EVOO by decreasing their risk of developing atherosclerosis.

Sep. 4, 2018

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.

Sep. 1, 2017

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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Feb. 13, 2014

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.

Nov. 2, 2012

High-Fat Meal with Olive Oil Can Have Immediate Positive Effects

A new study shows that the positive effects the Mediterranean diet can have on the heart are immediate.

Aug. 24, 2012

Adding 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil Can Improve Blood Vessel Function

The addition of a small amount of olive oil to the diet appears to improve blood vessel function according to a new study by U.S. and Italian researchers

Sep. 21, 2011

Study Finds Olive Oil Can Be Better than Medication for Heart Disease

According to preliminary results of a Spanish study part of PREDIMED, a Mediterranean diet enriched with virgin olive oil or nuts can reverse arteriosclerosis in carotid arteries in just one year.

Jun. 30, 2010

EVOO Fights Heart Disease Changing How Genes Function

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that the polyphenols in virgin olive oil modify the expression of atherosclerosis-related genes, leading to health benefits.

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