health

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.

Jan. 30, 2020

Gene Dysregulation Caused by Soybean Oil Behind Negative Health Impacts

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside found that mice consuming a diet high in soybean oil experienced the dysregulation of about 100 genes, some of which are linked to obesity, diabetes and mental health conditions.

Jan. 27, 2020

MedDiet May Improve Kidney Function of Transplant Recipients

Researchers at the University of Groningen found that higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet among kidney transplant patients was inversely associated with renal function decline and failure.

Jan. 10, 2020

New Study Suggests Olive Leaf Extract Could Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study from Turkey appears to confirm earlier reports that olive leaf extract could be beneficial for the prevention and treatment of Type 2 diabetes.

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.

Dec. 20, 2019

Healthy Diets Linked to Lower Risk of Hearing Loss

Researchers found that adhering to healthy eating plans, such as the Mediterranean Diet, led to a lower likelihood of mid-frequency and high-frequency hearing loss.

Dec. 19, 2019

Bacteria in Table Olives May Help Eliminate Heavy Metals During Digestion

The same genetic traits that allow the Lactobacillus pentosus bacteria to survive the table olive fermentation process may also help the microorganisms to bioquench and eliminate harmful heavy metals.

Dec. 11, 2019

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Consumption Can Protect Against Dementia

Tests on lab mice demonstrated that extra virgin olive oil delays the onset of cognitive impairment and dementia.

Jul. 30, 2019

Study Suggests Mediterranean Diet Benefits Pregnant Women

The study showed that pregnant women following a Mediterranean diet benefited from less pregnancy-related weight gain and a lowered risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Jul. 29, 2019

New Funding for Research on Dementia and MedDiet

Researchers from Swinburne University received funding to continue investigating the links found between adhering to the Mediterranean diet and a reduced risk of dementia.

Jul. 8, 2019

New Studies Link Ultra-Processed Food With Premature Death

Two independent studies in France and Spain have found that people who consume a lot of ultra-processed foods are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death.

Jun. 16, 2019

Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Memory in Diabetics

After comparing its effects with other healthy diets, the Mediterranean proved superior in fostering better cognition in Type 2 diabetics.

Jun. 12, 2019

Mediterranean Diet Ranked 'Best Overall'

The MedDiet beat out 40 other diets to get the top spot in the U.S. News and World Report annual ranking for the first time. It was also rated the number one diet in five subcategories.

Jun. 10, 2019

Eating Blueberries Every Day Reduces Heart Risk

Researchers found eating one cup blueberries every day reduced the risk of developing diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes in at risk individuals.

Jun. 6, 2019

Poor Diet Found to Be Major Risk Factor for Cancer

New research showed that eating nutritious foods and avoiding non-nutritious foods might help protect against cancer.

May. 28, 2019

Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Risk of Late-Life Depression

New research suggested that the higher the intake of vegetables, the lower the likelihood of late-life depression.

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