health

Oct. 26, 2021

Researchers Offer a Different Approach to Rating Foods

A new food rating system will allow institutions, producers and consumers to make healthier diet choices, according to a research team from Tufts University.

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. 29, 2021

Mediterranean Diet Linked With Long-Term Health Benefits for Teenagers

Adolescents who consumed food items of the Mediterranean diet had higher levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in their blood serum.

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Sep. 27, 2021

Newly-Proposed Med Index Rating Seeks to Surpass Nutri-Score and Nutrinform

A front-of-pack labeling system takes into account a food item’s macro and micro-nutrients and its social and environmental sustainability.

Sep. 20, 2021

Nutri-Score Adoption Can Help Curb Cancer Epidemic, Researchers Say

A report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer asked the European Union and other countries to urgently adopt the French-born front-of-pack labeling platform.

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.

Aug. 23, 2021

Researchers Find Ways to Reduce Acrylamide in Table Olives

The concentration of the compound, which is carcinogenic, can be impacted by the maturation stage, length of storage period and type of washing treatment.

Aug. 23, 2021

Europe Sets New Limits on Cadmium in Fruits and Vegetables

The limits on the carcinogenic heavy metal will come into force at the end of August.

Aug. 11, 2021

MedDiet Linked With Prevention or Delay of Degenerative Eye Disease

A new study found that following a diet rich in antioxidants helped to prevent or delay the onset of age-related macular degeneration.

Jul. 29, 2021

New Synthetic Unsaturated Fat Stays Solid at Room Temperature

The discovery from researchers in Belgium may eventually replace palm oil and coconut oil in a range of edible and domestic products.

Jul. 19, 2021

Olive Oil Increasingly Common in Pet Foods

When consumed in the right amount, extra virgin olive oil has a range of benefits for both cats and dogs.

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.

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.

Mar. 6, 2020

Healthy Compounds in EVOO Still Present After Exposure to Heat

New research confirms the key components in extra virgin olive oil survive temperatures used in most domestic cooking.

Mar. 6, 2020

Microorganisms in EVOO May Lead to New Applications

Microorganisms found in low concentrations in extra virgin olive oil could lead to new possibilities in biotechnology.

Mar. 4, 2020

Mediterranean Diet Changes Gut Microbiome, Improves Health in Seniors

A new study adds to research that shows adhering to a Mediterranean diet is beneficial for the gut microbiome, which in turn, strongly influences general wellness and aging.

Feb. 26, 2020

How Fatty Acids in EVOO Help Mitigate Age-Related Diseases

The monounsaturated fatty acids found in olive oil have been associated with healthier aging when combined with fasting and exercise

Feb. 26, 2020

Polyphenols Shown to Have Distinct Anti-Bacterial Properties

Research on the antibacterial activity of olive varieties grown in southern Italy shows promise for natural treatments against E. coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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.

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