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Apr. 13, 2017

Farmed Fish Benefit From Olive Oil in Their Diets

Olive oil-fed sea bream became the latest addition to a growing list of farm animals who have shown to benefit from a diet that includes olive byproducts.

Apr. 6, 2017

Mediterranean Diet May Boost Sperm Quality

Spanish researchers find the benefits of the Mediterranean diet extend to male reproductive health.

Mar. 28, 2017

Asians Much More Interested in Eating Healthy Than Westerners

The East and West are worlds apart when it comes to healthy eating, an online survey found.

Feb. 20, 2017

Vatican Conference Examines a Renaissance of the Mediterranean Diet in the 21st Century

Experts met on February 14 at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican City to launch a debate on food values and the role and significance of the Mediterranean diet.

Feb. 20, 2017

Mediterranean Diet With Additional Olive Oil May Promote Heart Health Even More

Spanish scientists found the consumption of a MedDiet enhanced with four tablespoons of olive oil per day improved the beneficial actions of HDL cholesterol.

Feb. 15, 2017

U.K. Campaign Against Charred Foods Casts Light on Benefits of the Mediterranean Lifestyle

A U.K. public health campaign aims to increase awareness of the risks of consuming browned food. This latest proclamation and vocal criticism from its opponents have cast renewed focus on the foods and diets known to mitigate cancer risk.

Feb. 14, 2017

Mediterranean Diet Might Help Prevent ADHD

Researchers in Spain found the MedDiet may offer a protective effect against ADHD, a disorder for which stimulant drugs are often prescribed.

Feb. 13, 2017

Restaurant Kids' Menus Still Not Healthy

A study conducted by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found lots of calories, saturated fat, sodium, and sugar in menu offerings for children, despite restaurant owners' pledges to improve the nutritional quality of kids' menus.

Feb. 11, 2017

Med Diet Linked to Relief from Depression

In new research, after 12 weeks of following the MedDiet, one-third of patients with depression went into remission.

Feb. 8, 2017

Hot Red Chili Peppers for a Longer Life?

Individuals who ate red chili peppers had a lower risk of death from all causes than those who did not honor the spicy food, a study from the University of Vermont found.

Feb. 8, 2017

Six-Step Guide to Following the Mediterranean Diet

A transition to a healthier diet is easier than you think. Here are six steps to get you started.

Jan. 26, 2017

Our Preference for Tasty Foods Does Not Necessarily Lead to Obesity

Good taste can stimulate food intake acutely, and guide selection toward nutrient-dense foods that cause weight gain, but it does not determine how much is eaten chronically.

Jan. 19, 2017

Flies Fed Sugar-Rich Diets Are Damaged for Life, and Die Faster

UCL scientists found that no matter the healthy interventions of the future, flies previously fed on a high-sugar diet died earlier, as the activity of a gene associated with longevity was repressed by sugar over the long term.

Jan. 16, 2017

Two Mediterranean Plants Might Help Fight Symptoms of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Prickly pear and brown seaweed improved the symptoms of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's in lab tests using brewer's yeast and fruit flies.

Jan. 10, 2017

You Really Are What You Eat, Science Says

On a generational timescale, there is physiological evidence that we indeed become what we eat.

Jan. 10, 2017

Mediterranean Diet May Preserve Brain Volume

A new study finds the Mediterranean diet may may help slow the loss of brain volume and associated cognitive decline that occurs with aging.

Jan. 3, 2017

High Levels of Magnesium in Mediterranean Diet Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease

A study finds the high magnesium content of the Mediterranean diet plays a key role in the benefits.

Dec. 31, 2016

Olive Oil Reduces Cardiovascular Problems Associated with Diabetes

A phenolic compound found naturally in olive oil reduces and may even prevent cardiovascular problems associated with diabetes mellitus, according to a new study by a group of Spanish researchers.

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