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Jul. 13, 2023

Consuming Oleuropein May Mitigate the Effects of Aging on Muscular Atrophy

New research purports to demonstrate that aged mice which ate a diet supplemented with olive leaf extract rich in oleuropein increased muscle mass.

Jan. 17, 2023

Olive Trees Combat Air Pollution, New Research Shows

VegPM, a Tuscan research project, proves that certain tree species can combat air pollution from particulate matter (PM) and improve air quality in urban environments.

Jan. 17, 2023

Public Health Groups Urge E.U. to Expedite Introduction of Front-of-Pack Food Labels

An open letter to the E.U. Commission warned against further delays in the adoption of front-of-pack nutrition labels. The letter was signed by the European Heart Network, European Public Health Alliance, Consumers Organization and many others.

Jan. 9, 2023

Šibenik Event Highlights Award-Winning Dalmatian Producers

The Dalmatian event includes panels on the state of the olive oil industry in Croatia, tastings, and educational sessions.

Jan. 3, 2023

An Olive Leaves-Based Diet Might Improve Sheep's Cheese

New research reveals that adding olive leaves to a ewe's diet results in healthier cheese.

Dec. 30, 2022

EVOO Improves Brain Protection in Cases of Mild Cognitive Impairment

The newly published pilot study shows extra virgin olive oil's substantial ability to improve the function of the blood-brain barrier and overall brain health.

Nov. 28, 2022

Olive Wellness Institute Questions Study on Diet and Dementia

The olive oil science organization said the use of the term ‘modified Mediterranean diet’ is misleading if it does not include extra virgin olive oil.

Nov. 28, 2022

Most Americans Overestimate the Healthiness of Their Diets, Study Suggests

Only one in 10 accurately self-assesses the healthiness of their eating habits.

Nov. 17, 2022

Some Ultra-Processed Foods Are Addictive, Like Tobacco

Foods high in refined carbohydrates and added fats trigger some of the hallmarks of addictive behaviors in consumers.

Nov. 9, 2022

Study: Climate Change Continues to Threaten Global Health

Experts from a range of organizations illustrated the impacts of hydrocarbon-fueled climate change on food security, infectious disease and health-related illnesses.

Oct. 31, 2022

New Research Finds No Link Between Diet and Reduced Dementia Risk

The study found no link between adherence to a modified Mediterranean diet and lower dementia incidence. Still, researchers indicated that diet likely remains one factor among many.

Oct. 26, 2022

Study Links Cooking Methods and Health

The researchers found some cooking methods corresponded with beneficial effects on inflammation. Heating edible oils, but not olive oil, to high temperatures had negative effects.

Oct. 24, 2022

Researchers Review Benefits of Mediterranean Diet to Reduce Obesity

After an extensive review of the scientific literature, researchers found that following the Mediterranean diet yields many benefits for obese people and those at risk of obesity.

Feb. 23, 2022

Frying in Virgin Olive Oil Adds Healthy Compounds, Researchers Find

New research shows the transfer of olive oil's healthy plant sterols and tocopherols to deep-fried foods.

Feb. 16, 2022

Health and Sustainability in the Spotlight at 3rd Yale Symposium

The symposium brought professionals from across the industry together to discuss how to better communicate olive oil's health and environmental benefits to consumers.

Feb. 10, 2022

Mediterranean Diet Might Mitigate ADHD in Children, Study Suggests

Researchers believe the combination of healthy fats characteristic of the Mediterranean diet improves brain health and lowers the risk of developing ADHD.

Jan. 20, 2022

The Essential Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil

What makes an olive oil ‘extra virgin?’ How is EVOO made, and why is it the healthiest cooking oil? We have answers.

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.

Jan. 7, 2022

Mediterranean Diet Again Named Best Overall

The MedDiet has been declared the best diet for the fifth year in a row by the U.S. News & World Report.

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