Mediterranean diet

Nov. 24, 2020

Study Sheds New Light on Benefits of High-Phenolic EVOO for Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment

New research demonstrated how the long-term consumption of high-phenolic, early-harvest extra virgin olive oil mitigates the effects of amnestic mild cognitive impairment in elderly people.

Oct. 20, 2020

Study Suggests Olive Oil Helps Prevent Arterial Disease, Pomace Oil Might Worsen It

Olive oil consumption is associated with benefits for the prevention of peripheral arterial disease, while pomace oil could promote its development.

Oct. 1, 2020

Portugal Invests in Exports, Promotes Mediterranean Diet

Portugal’s Ministry of Agriculture has announced Terra Futura, a wide ranging plan to promote sustainability while boosting the country’s agricultural production and exports.

Sep. 22, 2020

Mediterranean Diet May Help Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis in Smokers

Adherence to the Mediterranean diet among female smokers and former smokers was linked with a reduced risk of contracting rheumatoid arthritis.

Sep. 9, 2020

Italy Reiterates Opposition to Nutri-Score Label, Calls for Wider Adoption of Nutrinform

the Italian Minister of Agriculture has been lobbying other E.U. governments on the issue and has called for the protection of foods that she hailed as "pillars of the Mediterranean diet.”

Sep. 2, 2020

Adherence to MedDiet Reduces Risk of Contracting Symptoms Associated With Parkinson’s, Study Finds

Researchers at Harvard University found that diets rich in fruits, vegetables and nuts decreased the manifestations of prodromal symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease by as much as one-third.

Jun. 9, 2020

Med Diet Beneficial for Bowel Disease Patients, Study Suggests

Patients suffering from IBD who adhered to the Mediterranean diet for six months benefited from a decline in their body mass index and experienced lower levels of inflammation as well as less disease activity.

May. 18, 2020

Mediterranean Diet Most Effective for Reducing Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds

In diets other than the Mediterranean, most weight loss benefits disappeared within a year and the risk of heart disease also rose.

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.

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.

Jun. 16, 2019

Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Memory in Diabetics

After comparing its effects with other healthy diets, the Mediterranean proved superior in fostering better cognition in Type 2 diabetics.

Jun. 12, 2019

Mediterranean Diet Ranked 'Best Overall'

The MedDiet beat out 40 other diets to get the top spot in the U.S. News and World Report annual ranking for the first time. It was also rated the number one diet in five subcategories.

Jun. 10, 2019

Annual Conference on Med Diet Returns to Nation's Capital

A variety of health and olive oil industry professionals will gather in Washington, D.C. at the end of June for the annual Mediterranean Diet Roundtable conference.

May. 28, 2019

Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Risk of Late-Life Depression

New research suggested that the higher the intake of vegetables, the lower the likelihood of late-life depression.

May. 23, 2019

Mediterranean Diet May Help Reduce Liver Fat

Research suggests that the Mediterranean diet’s benefit of lowering hepatic fat may be linked to the reduction of risk factors for chronic disease.

May. 6, 2019

MedDiet Prevents Overeating, Study Finds

Research from North Carolina suggested the Mediterranean diet satiates the appetite better than the Western diet.

Apr. 16, 2019

Poor Diet Kills More People than Smoking or High Blood Pressure

New global research showed the longevity advantage of following a nutrient-dense diet that is plentiful in fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains.

Apr. 8, 2019

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer

New research suggests an inverse relationship exists between following the Mediterranean diet and the incidence of bladder cancer.

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