olive oil health

May. 13, 2022

Following the MedDiet Improves Depression Symptoms in Young Men

Researchers said the results demonstrate the role of a healthy diet in the treatment of depression in young adults.

Mar. 23, 2022

High-Phenolic EVOO May Improve Prognosis of Some Leukemia Patients, Research Suggests

In a small study, early-stage leukemia patients who consumed olive oil high in oleocanthal and oleacin experienced a decrease in the number of cancerous cells.

Feb. 23, 2022

Frying in Virgin Olive Oil Adds Healthy Compounds, Researchers Find

New research shows the transfer of olive oil's healthy plant sterols and tocopherols to deep-fried foods.

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Feb. 16, 2022

Health and Sustainability in the Spotlight at 3rd Yale Symposium

The symposium brought professionals from across the industry together to discuss how to better communicate olive oil's health and environmental benefits to consumers.

Feb. 10, 2022

Mediterranean Diet Might Mitigate ADHD in Children, Study Suggests

Researchers believe the combination of healthy fats characteristic of the Mediterranean diet improves brain health and lowers the risk of developing ADHD.

Jan. 20, 2022

The Essential Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil

What makes an olive oil ‘extra virgin?’ How is EVOO made, and why is it the healthiest cooking oil? We have answers.

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Dec. 22, 2021

Boundary Bend Co-Founder: Quality and Investment Are Key to Olive Oil’s Future

Rob McGavin said the industry needs to work together to succeed long-term, from technology-based solutions to emphasizing extra virgin olive oil’s health benefits.

Dec. 17, 2021

How to Follow the Mediterranean Diet and Enjoy Its Health Benefits

The Mediterranean diet is famous for its health benefits, but many people are unsure of what it is or how to follow it.

Dec. 16, 2021

Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Newborns from Leading Cause of Mortality, Study Suggests

Pregnant women at risk of the Small for Gestational Age condition were less likely to have newborns suffer from the condition after following the Mediterranean diet.

Dec. 13, 2021

Updated Nutri-Score Label Indicates Whether Food Is Processed, Organic

Nutri-Score’s creator said a new feature is designed to provide a more holistic view on the health score of packaged foods.

Dec. 7, 2021

Study: Palm Oil Consumption Accelerates Metastasis of Cancer Cells in Mice

New research showed that cancer patients should minimize consumption of the near-ubiquitous preservative. Oleic and linoleic acids, however, did not accelerate metastasis.

Nov. 16, 2021

Study: Virgin Olive Oils Protect Ready-To-Eat Salads from Some Bacteria

Researchers found virgin olive oils high in polyphenols lowered the risk of contamination from common food-borne pathogens by up to 90 percent.

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.

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May. 14, 2021

Mediterranean Diet Benefits Patients With Lupus, Study Suggests

Anti-inflammatory foods, which are characteristic of the Mediterranean diet, can lower the risk of organ damage and cardiovascular problems in lupus patients, a new study found.

May. 13, 2021

Grant Recipient to Study Impacts of Polyphenols on DNA Function

Andrea del Saz Lara is one of four recipients of the International Olive Council's research scholarships. She will investigate the effect of hydroxytyrosol on epigenomes and microRNA.

May. 10, 2021

Spanish Football Federation and Ministry of Agriculture Team up to Promote MedDiet

The ministry plans to use soccer’s domestic and global popularity to promote Spanish agri-food products.

May. 10, 2021

EVOO-Enriched Chocolate Benefits People With Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds

Researchers found that patients with type 2 diabetes could benefit from eating chocolate enriched with EVOO by decreasing their risk of developing atherosclerosis.

May. 3, 2021

Phytochemicals in Olive Oil Help Prevent a Range of Diseases, Study Finds

Olive oil, the most distinctive attribute of the Mediterranean diet, is associated with many health benefits including protection against acute and chronic inflammation.

Apr. 23, 2021

Olive Oil Consumption Increases Testosterone in Men With Insufficient Levels

A new study shows that men following low-fat diets are more likely to have inadequately low levels of testosterone. Adding EVOO to their diets may be a solution.

Apr. 5, 2021

Mediterranean Diet Can Delay Parkinson's Disease, Study Shows

Nutrition could become a useful tool for physicians trying to mitigate the impacts of neurodegenerative diseases, according to researchers.

Mar. 29, 2021

Healthy Compounds in Pomace Oil Absorbed by Fried Foods, Study Finds

Frying with olive pomace oil may be healthier than other cooking oils.

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