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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. 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.

Feb. 6, 2020

Lupini Bean May Knock Off Soy as Leading Plant-based Protein Source

The Mediterranean bean contains more protein and fiber than its leading plant-based counterparts, soy and chickpeas, yet shares only a tiny portion of the carbohydrate count.

Feb. 3, 2020

Gelato With EVOO Is a Functional Food, Italian Researchers Say

Research carried out at the University of Naples Federico II shows that extra virgin olive oil can be added to the Italian-style artisanal ice cream as a functional ingredient.

Jan. 31, 2020

Plant-Based Diet Reduces Food-Bourne Infection Risk in Mice

An eating plan plentiful in fruits and vegetables increased the resistance of mice to the intestinal pathogen, E. coli.

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.

Aug. 21, 2019

New Study Links Plant-Based Diets With Reduced Risk Of Heart Disease

The study, which was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, also found that diets richer in animal products and refined carbohydrates increased the risk of death from heart disease by up to 32 percent.

Aug. 13, 2019

Ketogenic Diet Study on Soldiers Provides Striking Weight Loss Results

This three-month study of the keto diet, which included a rigorous physical training component, resulted in an overall improvement in body composition for active service members.

Aug. 6, 2019

107-Year-Old New Yorker Partially Attributes Longevity to Med Diet

Bronx resident Louise Signore credits the Med diet, dancing and staying single with her longevity.

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.

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