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Dec. 29, 2015

EVOO Effective in Lowering High Blood Pressure

Two tablespoons of phenol-rich EVOO can be effective in lowering blood pressure, according to a University of California at Davis Olive Center review.

Sep. 30, 2015

Unsaturated Fats and Whole Grain Carbohydrates Associated with Lower CHD Risk

Replacing saturated fats and refined carbohydrates with unsaturated fats such as olive oil and whole grain carbohydrates may help lower risk of heart disease.

Jul. 20, 2015

Olive Oil Polyphenols Reduce Bad Cholesterol and Plaque Formation

A new study reveals polyphenols in olive oil can reduce cardiovascular risks by decreasing bad cholesterol levels and atherogenicity.

Jun. 9, 2014

Soil May Have Most Impact on Certain Olive Oil Phytosterol Levels

A new study shows that soil quality may impact steryl glucoside levels in olive oils more than olive cultivar or farming methods.

May. 19, 2014

The Right Olive Oil 'Dosage' for Those at High Risk of Cardio Diseases

A Spanish researcher provided new information on the amount and benefits of olive oil consumption for people with a high risk of cardiovascular disease.

Apr. 15, 2014

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Less Inflammation

Researchers have found that adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with lower levels of inflammation markers.

Apr. 1, 2014

More Evidence Mediterranean Diet Protects from Diabetes

A new meta-analysis shows a Mediterranean diet not only reduces the risk of diabetes, but more so in individuals at high risk for heart disease.

Feb. 26, 2014

The FDA’s Take on the Benefits of Olive Oil

The qualified health claim states that 2 tablespoons of olive oil every day may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

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. 11, 2013

Mediterranean Diet in Midlife Results in Better Quality of Life in Old Age

Women who followed a Mediterranean style diet in midlife were more likely at old age to be without any major limitations in physical and mental health.

Aug. 19, 2013

Mediterranean Diet May Interact with Genes and Prevent Stroke

A Mediterranean diet pattern may reduce stroke in genetically predisposed individuals according to a new study published in Diabetes Care.

Jun. 17, 2013

Replacing Some Carbs with Healthy Oils Can Slow Prostate Cancer

U.S. researchers find that men who consumed more vegetable fat had a lower risk of lethal prostate cancer.

May. 13, 2013

Olive Oil Beneficial for Elderly

Extra virgin olive oil reduced total cholesterol, but also increased HDL levels, also known as the "good" cholesterol, in a recent study.

Feb. 27, 2013

Mediterranean Diet Can Reduce Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack by 30 Percent

A Mediterranean diet with olive oil or nuts reduced major cardiovascular events by 30 percent.

Feb. 4, 2013

Olive Oil May Affect How Genes Function

A new study shows that olive oil consumption may change the way genes function, reducing cardiovascular risk.

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.

Mar. 13, 2012

Mona Lisa Smile . . . or Grimace

According to an Italian specialist the Mona Lisa’s smile shows clear signs of high cholesterol. Just maybe her long life was due to a turnaround to a more heart-healthy diet.

Feb. 14, 2012

Healthy Fats and the Mediterranean Diet Good for the Brain

A Mediterranean style diet is associated with a reduced risk of stroke and dementia.