cardiovascular disease

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.

Jun. 8, 2021

Study: Eating Some Lean Red Meat With MedDiet May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Eating moderate amounts of lean beef alongside the Mediterranean diet may decrease the risk of developing heart disease, a study says.

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May. 28, 2021

Olive Oil One Factor in Extraordinary Longevity of Some Sardinian Residents

A new study shows that the consumption of olive oil played a role in maintaining cardiovascular health and mobility in elderly Sardinians.

May. 21, 2021

Study: EVOO-Rich Diet Improved Weight and Insulin Sensitivity in Mice with Liver Disease

The research also demonstrated that extra virgin olive oil did not reduce the damage inflicted by high-fat diets on mice with fatty liver disease.

Apr. 5, 2021

Europe Limits Use of Trans Fats in Foods

The move is widely seen as a positive step toward eliminating all trans fats by 2023.

Jul. 20, 2020

Study Suggests Med Diet Benefits Cardiovascular Health of Firefighters

Researchers say the results show that instruction on healthy lifestyle habits in academies could help improve physical fitness and the overall health of firefighters.

Jun. 10, 2020

Blood Test Determines Adherence to Med Diet, Cardiovascular Risk

The metabolic signature could lead to a better understanding of how the Mediterranean diet would benefit people with complex metabolic diseases and has the potential for use in personalized nutritional interventions.

May. 18, 2020

Mediterranean Diet Most Effective for Reducing Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds

In diets other than the Mediterranean, most weight loss benefits disappeared within a year and the risk of heart disease also rose.

Apr. 21, 2020

EVOO Consumption in Rats Found to Reduce Risk of Cardiomyopathies

The research found that rats consuming a diet enriched with extra virgin olive oil had lower levels of an enzyme associated with cardiomyopathies than rats that were not.

Apr. 13, 2020

Olive Oil Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Markers in Fibromyalgia Patients

Regular use of olive oil in fibromyalgia patients can greatly reduce their cardiovascular risk.

Mar. 11, 2020

Consuming Half a Tablespoon of Olive Oil Per Day Improves Heart Health, Study Suggests

Eating more than half a tablespoon of olive oil daily could lower the risk of a heart attack by 20 percent, say researchers at Harvard’s TH Chan School of Public Health.

Dec. 30, 2019

Eating Within a 10-Hour Window May Prevent Chronic Disease

Time-restricted eating poses less of a challenge for long-term dietary compliance than counting calories, and it may offer an array of health benefits beyond promoting weight control.

Jul. 5, 2018

Landmark Med Diet Study Corrected After Methods Are Questioned

After some misconducted clinical trials, the study was re-evaluated and the findings were reaffirmed by its authors

Feb. 15, 2018

Teaching America’s Bravest Med-Style Survival

A Harvard professor urges firefighters in America to turn to a Mediterranean style of eating to avoid on-duty heart attacks.

Dec. 4, 2017

Moderate Exercise, Mediterranean Diet Better at Reducing Fat Deposits

New research underscores the fact that a healthy weight involves more than body mass: it also includes how the fat is distributed within the body.

Nov. 8, 2017

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Increase Risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes

Researchers reviewed scientific investigation on the health effects of consuming sugary beverages and found the preponderance of the evidence implicated the drinks in increasing the likelihood of common medical conditions.

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.

Aug. 21, 2017

Comparing the Lipid-Lowering Effect of EVOO and Statins in Type 2 Diabetes

Daily consumption of extra virgin olive oil improves cholesterol without the side effects associated with statins.

Jun. 29, 2017

Research Suggests Fried Potatoes, Poor Eating Habits Reduce Lifespan

Researchers have found a link between increased mortality and frequent consumption of fried potato foods - but further research is required.

Jun. 17, 2017

Switching From Coconut Oil to Olive Oil Can Be Good for Your Heart

Coconut oil is as bad as beef fat and butter, according to new research by the American Heart Association.

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