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Feb. 16, 2016

Olive Oil Component Stops Gut Bacteria Linked To Heart and Brain Diseases

Extra virgin olive oil contains a non-toxic chemical compound called DMB that prevents gut bacteria from converting certain nutrients into a harmful chemical that negatively affects heart and brain health.

Feb. 16, 2016

Exclusive Olive Oil Consumption Protects Against Coronary Artery Disease

Studies show some promising results for a protective effect against coronary artery disease with exclusive olive oil consumption.

Feb. 12, 2016

Storage Temperature's Big Impact on Shelf Life of High-Phenolic Olive Oils

Researchers investigated the effect of temperature on the stability of phenolic compounds in virgin olive oil during long-term storage.

Dec. 29, 2015

EVOO Effective in Lowering High Blood Pressure

Two tablespoons of phenol-rich EVOO can be effective in lowering blood pressure, according to a University of California at Davis Olive Center review.

Oct. 27, 2015

Mediterranean Diet Associated with a Larger Brain

Those who adhered to a Mediterranean diet, Columbia researchers found, showed less brain atrophy associated with cognitive decline.

Sep. 30, 2015

Unsaturated Fats and Whole Grain Carbohydrates Associated with Lower CHD Risk

Replacing saturated fats and refined carbohydrates with unsaturated fats such as olive oil and whole grain carbohydrates may help lower risk of heart disease.

Sep. 22, 2015

Vegetables Fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil More Nutritionally Beneficial than Boiled

Frying vegetables in extra virgin olive oil adds to the antioxidant qualities of the produce, according to a recent Spanish scientific study.

Sep. 17, 2015

Mediterranean Diet with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer

The results, based on the long-term follow-up of 4,282 women, add to the benefits of consuming extra virgin olive oil and the Mediterranean diet.

Aug. 11, 2015

Long-Term Olive Oil Consumption Lowers Risk of Diabetes

Nurses who consumed olive oil had a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those whose diet did not include any olive oil at all.

Jul. 21, 2015

Mediterranean Meal with Olive Oil Keeps Blood Sugar Levels Lower than with Corn Oil

A Mediterranean-type meal supplemented with EVOO had a beneficial effect on post-prandial glycemic and lipid profile by decreasing blood glucose, LDL and oxidized LDL.

Jul. 20, 2015

Olive Oil Polyphenols Reduce Bad Cholesterol and Plaque Formation

A new study reveals polyphenols in olive oil can reduce cardiovascular risks by decreasing bad cholesterol levels and atherogenicity.

Jul. 16, 2015

Mediterranean Diet Decreases DNA Damage in Men with Prostate Cancer

Researchers found that adherence to a modified Mediterranean diet decreased DNA damage that can lead to the development of tumors.

Jul. 13, 2015

Hundreds of Restaurants Get New 'MedDiet' Label

The EU-funded project certifies restaurants that offer "authentic Mediterranean dishes" and comply with the criteria established by the program.

Jun. 28, 2015

Mediterranean Diet in Decline, U.N. Agency Warns

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations called for action to be taken to prevent the further decline of the Mediterranean diet.

Jun. 15, 2015

Researchers Explore Role of Olive Oil Phenols in Prevention of Neurodegenerative Diseases

A scientific review looks for ways phenols in extra virgin olive oil may prevent neurodegenerative diseases

Jun. 11, 2015

An International Society for Oleocanthal

Experts from the worlds of science, academia, gastronomy and media established the society to foster research on a key component of olive oil.

Jun. 4, 2015

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Uterine Cancer

Women who regularly consumed at least six of the Mediterranean diet’s components reduced their risk of uterine cancer by 46 percent.

May. 26, 2015

Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil or Nuts Improves Cognitive Function

Long-term consumption of the Mediterranean diet supplemented with either extra virgin olive oil or nuts improved cognitive function in older adults.

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