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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.

Feb. 19, 2019

Dietary Fiber Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer

Consuming a minimum of 25 to 29 grams of fiber from Mediterranean diet plant foods is significantly tied to better health and longevity, including a lower the risk of diabetes.

Jun. 17, 2017

Switching From Coconut Oil to Olive Oil Can Be Good for Your Heart

Coconut oil is as bad as beef fat and butter, according to new research by the American Heart Association.

May. 15, 2017

Study Says Cutting Saturated Fat Doesn't Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Researchers found that doctors' admonitions to avoid foods high in saturated fat like butter and cheese were "just plain wrong."

May. 11, 2017

MedDiet Protects Against Atherosclerotic Plaque

A study using tomography scans showed the arteries of people with high adherence to the MedDiet had significantly less atherosclerotic plaque than people with low adherence.

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.

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.

Mar. 31, 2015

Olive Oil Improves Blood Lipid Profile, Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

Olive oil phenols can prevent chronic diseases but they diminish over time, a new report from the University of California at Davis has found.

Jan. 19, 2015

Mediterranean Diet with a Swiss Twist Lowers Cancer and Heart Disease Risk

Even a culturally-adapted adherence to the traditional Mediterranean style diet can extend lives.

Dec. 3, 2014

Mediterranean Diet Associated with Longevity

Harvard researchers provide additional evidence that a Mediterranean Diet is associated with a longer life.

Nov. 22, 2014

Olive Oil Improves Heart Health

Regular consumption of olive oil can improve heart health even in those who don’t follow a Mediterranean diet, according to a new study.

Oct. 27, 2014

Use Olive Oil for Frying

A new study shows olive oil stands up better to repeated heating and may be the best choice for frying.

Sep. 30, 2014

Olive Oil Seen as a Treatment for Heart Failure

Researchers from University of Illinois at Chicago have found that a certain fat found in olive oil may be beneficial in individuals with heart failure.

Nov. 18, 2012

Important Minor Compounds in Olive Oil

The most important minor compounds of olive appear in low concentration, however they have a significant positive effect on human health.

Nov. 2, 2012

High-Fat Meal with Olive Oil Can Have Immediate Positive Effects

A new study shows that the positive effects the Mediterranean diet can have on the heart are immediate.

Aug. 24, 2012

Adding 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil Can Improve Blood Vessel Function

The addition of a small amount of olive oil to the diet appears to improve blood vessel function according to a new study by U.S. and Italian researchers

Aug. 21, 2012

U.K. Watchdog Okays Unilever's 'Less Saturated Fat than Olive Oil' Claim

Ads claiming Unilever’s Flora Cuisine cooking oil provides “45 percent less saturated fat than olive oil" can stay on TV after the UK advertising watchdog found they are unlikely to mislead viewers.

Jun. 22, 2012

Add Olive Oil, Live Longer

Those who consume olive oil not only have a reduced risk of chronic diseases but also a reduced mortality risk in general, Spanish researchers found.

Jun. 6, 2012

Mediterranean Diet Can Help You Live 'Better'

According to Spanish researchers, adherence to a Mediterranean style diet rich in olive oil, fruits, vegetables and fish is associated with better physical and mental health.

Mar. 13, 2012

Mona Lisa Smile . . . or Grimace

According to an Italian specialist the Mona Lisa’s smile shows clear signs of high cholesterol. Just maybe her long life was due to a turnaround to a more heart-healthy diet.

Feb. 27, 2012

Three Ways to Live 120 Years

Jeanne Calment lived more than 120 years and accredited her longevity and youthfulness to olive oil. Here are three tips that might help you live longer too.

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