olive oil health

Mapping the Polyphenols of Greek EVOOs for Healthy Aging

Extra virgin olive oils from Crete were found to contain the highest polyphenols load. Two-phase processing was also found to better preserves phenols in olive oil.

Auburn University Raising Money for Olive Oil and Alzheimer’s Research

Researchers at Auburn University have found that a compound in extra virgin olive oil might be valuable for helping prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
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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.

Compound Found in Olives May Help Prevent Deadly Type of Breast Cancer

A study completed at the University of Jaén has identified the benefits that a compound found in both olives and olive oil may have on an aggressive type of breast cancer.
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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.

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.
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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.

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.