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Sep. 29, 2022

Following MedDiet Linked to Healthier Brain Activity

Researchers found lower levels of six metabolites known to lower cognitive function in study participants following the Mediterranean diet.

Sep. 22, 2022

Spanish Ministers Highlight Importance of Researching Health Benefits of Olive Oil

The ministers of agriculture and science pledged more funds to research and announced ambitions for Spain to become a leading global food science hub.

Sep. 9, 2022

Negative Health Impacts of Ultra-Processed Foods Go Beyond Their Nutritional Profiles, Researchers Say

Two major studies in the United States and Italy link premature death and colorectal cancer to highly processed food consumption.

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Aug. 10, 2022

Nutri-Score Algorithm Update Improves Olive Oil Scores

With the update, Nutri-Score will differentiate between the type of fat content and consider micronutrients. Both factors will result in a higher score for olive oil.

Jul. 13, 2022

Consuming EVOO Results in More Polyphenols in Breast Milk, Study Finds

The study is reportedly the first to evaluate the possible vertical transmission of polyphenols to the offspring of laboratory rats fed extra virgin olive oil during pregnancy and lactation.

May. 13, 2022

Following the MedDiet Improves Depression Symptoms in Young Men

Researchers said the results demonstrate the role of a healthy diet in the treatment of depression in young adults.

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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.

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Nov. 15, 2021

Heart Association Declines to Endorse EVOO Consumption in Latest Guidance

The AHA recommended that Americans eat liquid plant oils instead of tropical oils, animal fats and partially hydrogenated fats, but stopped short of singling out extra virgin olive oil.

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.

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.

Sep. 15, 2021

Study: Oleocanthal Regulates Abnormalities in Receptor Responsible for Alzheimer’s

Researchers from the University of Louisiana-Monroe are working to create an oral oleocanthal-based supplement for Alzheimer’s patients.

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