Mediterranean diet

Mar. 31, 2020

Olive Oil 'Indispensable' for Most Italians, Survey Reveals

More than 60 percent of respondents said they would never give up extra virgin olive oil, citing its taste, health benefits and cultural importance.

Mar. 4, 2020

Mediterranean Diet Changes Gut Microbiome, Improves Health in Seniors

A new study adds to research that shows adhering to a Mediterranean diet is beneficial for the gut microbiome, which in turn, strongly influences general wellness and aging.

Feb. 26, 2020

How Fatty Acids in EVOO Help Mitigate Age-Related Diseases

The monounsaturated fatty acids found in olive oil have been associated with healthier aging when combined with fasting and exercise

Jan. 27, 2020

MedDiet May Improve Kidney Function of Transplant Recipients

Researchers at the University of Groningen found that higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet among kidney transplant patients was inversely associated with renal function decline and failure.

Jan. 2, 2020

Med Diet Tops List, Again

The Mediterranean diet led the US News & World Report’s annual list for the third consecutive year.

Dec. 20, 2019

Healthy Diets Linked to Lower Risk of Hearing Loss

Researchers found that adhering to healthy eating plans, such as the Mediterranean Diet, led to a lower likelihood of mid-frequency and high-frequency hearing loss.

Aug. 26, 2019

Following a MedDiet with EVOO Lowers Need for Medications in Diabetics

A major clinical study found that participants who followed a Mediterranean diet in which the main source of fat was extra virgin olive oil reduced the need to begin using diabetes medications by more than 20 percent compared with participants following a low-fat diet.

Aug. 23, 2019

Ready to Try the Nordic Diet? Nutritionists Suggest One Important Tweak.

The Nordic diet emphasizes eating whole grains, in-season fruits and vegetables, and fish. Adding olive oil can make the diet more flavorful and replace canola oil as the traditional cooking fat.

Aug. 22, 2019

Men's Sexual Health May Benefit From Daily Nut Consumption and MedDiet

A recent study suggests that daily nut consumption can positively affect men's sexual health. Men in this study supplemented a Western-style diet with two handfuls of nuts daily.

Aug. 19, 2019

Olive Oil is Key to Promoting Plant-Forward Diets, Report Says

The white paper, which was published by the Culinary Institute of America and the International Olive Council, also says that a shift to plant-forward diets is necessary to achieve global climate goals and promote healthy eating.

Aug. 6, 2019

107-Year-Old New Yorker Partially Attributes Longevity to Med Diet

Bronx resident Louise Signore credits the Med diet, dancing and staying single with her longevity.

Jul. 30, 2019

Study Suggests Mediterranean Diet Benefits Pregnant Women

The study showed that pregnant women following a Mediterranean diet benefited from less pregnancy-related weight gain and a lowered risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Jul. 29, 2019

New Funding for Research on Dementia and MedDiet

Researchers from Swinburne University received funding to continue investigating the links found between adhering to the Mediterranean diet and a reduced risk of dementia.

Jan. 31, 2019

Key Nutrients in Mediterranean Diet Linked to Healthy Brain Aging

Illinois researchers discover nutrients from fatty fish, whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables work synergistically to enhance brain health.

Jan. 24, 2019

Scientists Create 'Planetary Health Diet' to Tackle Climate Change

A group of international scientists have devised a global diet designed to limit climate change while promoting human health. It looks quite similar to the Mediterranean diet.

Jan. 10, 2019

New Study Delves Into Mechanisms Behind MedDiet's Health Benefits

Researchers found that following the Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease by 25 percent. They also got some clues as to why this may be the case.

Jan. 7, 2019

Supplementing the MedDiet With Some Dairy Can Be Heart Healthy

A new study discovered it is not necessary to avoid cheese and yogurt to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Jan. 2, 2019

Med Diet During Mother's Pregnancy Linked to Lower Risk of Obesity in Children

Spanish researchers discovered that following the Mediterranean diet during pregnancy resulted in a weight benefit for children in the first four years of life.

Dec. 11, 2018

Mediterranean Diet Plus Regular Exercise Maintains Weight Loss

A new study shows the formula tor long-term weight loss and heart health is to eat the nutritious Mediterranean diet and engage in regular workouts.

Dec. 3, 2018

Greeks Moving Away from Med Diet, Survey Finds

The eating habits in Greece have been sharply influenced by the financial crisis and global nutritional trends.

Oct. 29, 2018

Healthy Diets Like the Mediterranean Diet Are Tied to Better Cellular Aging

Nutritious diets have a lengthening effect on chromosomal structures called telomeres, which help protect against chronic disease.

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