olive oil health

Jul. 7, 2020

Nutri-Score Gains Traction Despite Opposition From Italian Farmers

The Italian farmers' group Coldiretti opposes the controversial French food labeling system, saying it underrates the health benefits of olive oil.

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. 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.

Apr. 21, 2020

EVOO Consumption in Rats Found to Reduce Risk of Cardiomyopathies

The research found that rats consuming a diet enriched with extra virgin olive oil had lower levels of an enzyme associated with cardiomyopathies than rats that were not.

Mar. 6, 2020

Healthy Compounds in EVOO Still Present After Exposure to Heat

New research confirms the key components in extra virgin olive oil survive temperatures used in most domestic cooking.

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

Sep. 5, 2019

EVOO Absorbs Polyphenols From Veggies When Cooked Together, Study Finds

Researchers found that polyphenols are exchanged between vegetables and olive oil during the sofrito preparation, becoming more accessible and easier to absorb after this type of preparation.

Sep. 2, 2019

In Australia, Advocates Call for Improved Health Rating for Olive Oil

An independent report commissioned by the Australian government recommended that olive oil's health star rating should not be improved due to its saturated fat content. Opponents said the report misses the bigger health picture.

Aug. 28, 2019

Phenolic Compound in EVOO May Be Beneficial for Parkinson's Disease

A new study found that tyrosol delayed neurodegeneration and contributed to a longer lifespan in worms by reducing oxidative stress and inducing the expression of different protective genes.

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. 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.

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.

Apr. 27, 2015

U.S. Dietary Committee Recommends Mediterranean Diet for Healthy Living

The U.S. Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee released a report suggesting Americans should follow the Mediterranean dietary model for better health.

Feb. 18, 2015

Study Shows Canola Oil Cannot Replace Olive Oil in a Mediterranean-Style Diet

Researchers concluded canola oil cannot be recommended as a suitable substitute for extra virgin olive oil in a Mediterranean-style diet.

Jan. 27, 2015

Grab Your Favorite EVOO, Rinse, Repeat

"Oil pulling" believers credit the practice of swishing oil with a range of benefits, from whiter teeth to increased energy and healthier skin.

Jan. 12, 2015

Add Olive Oil to Your Skin

Just like olive oil is a healthy part of your diet, it’s also a worthy addition to your skin care routine.

Nov. 11, 2014

Olive Oil Accelerates Wound Healing in Burn Patients

A new study shows that eating olive oil can expedite the healing of burn wounds.

Oct. 14, 2014

Mediterranean Diet Can Reverse Metabolic Syndrome

A new study finds that following a Mediterranean diet can reverse metabolic syndrome, which afflicts up to 25 percent of adults.

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