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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.

May. 4, 2020

40 Years of the Mediterranean Diet

After centuries of culinary tradition, the Mediterranean diet was formally defined in 1980. On its fortieth anniversary, experts reveal the health benefits that have allowed the diet to endure and look ahead to its future.

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.

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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."

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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. 1, 2016

New Research Shows Olive Oil, Virgin or Not, Can Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

Researchers from the University of Glasgow have developed a new way of measuring subtle changes in heart health over just a few weeks by looking at studying protein patterns in urine, a method known as proteomics.

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.

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Feb. 4, 2013

Olive Oil May Affect How Genes Function

A new study shows that olive oil consumption may change the way genes function, reducing cardiovascular risk.

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.

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