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Oct. 15, 2019

Following a Mediterranean Diet Can Help Beat Depression

The study is part of a growing body of research that demonstrates how healthy eating plans have a positive impact on mental health.

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. 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. 13, 2019

Ketogenic Diet Study on Soldiers Provides Striking Weight Loss Results

This three-month study of the keto diet, which included a rigorous physical training component, resulted in an overall improvement in body composition for active service members.

Jul. 8, 2019

Olive Council, Europe Collaborate on Limiting Contaminants in Olive Oil

The IOC has told the EU the threshold for safely being able to consume the chemical 3-MCPD, which is found in refined vegetable oils.

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.

Apr. 8, 2019

Adding Dairy Products To Med Diet Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

The study also found that adding several servings of low-fat dairy to the MedDiet provides increased nutritional benefits.

Apr. 1, 2019

Mediterranean Diet Boosts Athletes’ Performance Within Days

Researchers believe characteristics of the Mediterranean diet, such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, might improve endurance.

Mar. 27, 2019

Heart-Healthy Diets Linked to Better Cognitive Function in Middle Age

Following a nutrient-dense eating plan, such as the Mediterranean diet, in early adulthood may help prevent mental decline decades later.

Mar. 20, 2019

London's New Ad Ban on Public Transport Equates Olive Oil to Junk Food

Olive oil producers who wish to advertise their products within London's transportation network would first need to seek an exemption to new rules banning products that lead to obesity.

Mar. 18, 2019

Frequent Olive Oil Consumption May Reduce Risk of Blood Clots

In a recent study, the participants who consumed the most olive oil had the least platelet accumulation, which could lead to heart disease and stroke.

Feb. 25, 2019

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.

Feb. 19, 2019

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.

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. 30, 2019

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.

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.

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