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May. 19, 2014

Too Much Pollution Where you Live? Olive Oil Might Help

A new study shows that olive oil may protect against the adverse vascular effects of exposure to air pollution particles.

Apr. 1, 2014

More Evidence Mediterranean Diet Protects from Diabetes

A new meta-analysis shows a Mediterranean diet not only reduces the risk of diabetes, but more so in individuals at high risk for heart disease.

Mar. 25, 2014

New Heart-Health Push from Carbonell

Deoleo has a new health pitch in Spain with a spot for its Carbonell brand olive oil that highlights cholesterol control.


Jun. 11, 2013

Researchers Recommend Vegetable Oils High in Omega 6

A study suggests soybean, canola and corn oil are heart healthy even though too much omega-6 is associated with several health conditions.

May. 13, 2013

Olive Oil Beneficial for Elderly

Extra virgin olive oil reduced total cholesterol, but also increased HDL levels, also known as the "good" cholesterol, in a recent study.

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.

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.

Feb. 23, 2012

Think Twice About Antioxidant Claims

One of few food label claims to survive a rigorous European review was the antioxidant effect of olive polyphenols, news that saw the olive extract sector surge. But nutrition expert John Finley counsels caution on such claims.

Jan. 26, 2012

Foods Fried in Olive Oil May Not Be Harmful

According to data from the Spanish cohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), fried food may not harm the heart as long as it is fried in olive oil.

Nov. 21, 2011

An Olive Oil Rich Diet is Better for the Heart

A Mediterranean style diet rich in monounsaturated fat from olive oil, avocadoes and nuts improves heart health even if the diet is not coupled with weight loss.

Sep. 21, 2011

Study Finds Olive Oil Can Be Better than Medication for Heart Disease

According to preliminary results of a Spanish study part of PREDIMED, a Mediterranean diet enriched with virgin olive oil or nuts can reverse arteriosclerosis in carotid arteries in just one year.