Feb. 10, 2023
Researchers found that olive oil consumption promotes healthy gut microbiota and hinders the development of gut pathogens that impair immune function.
Feb. 6, 2023
Study Demonstrates Role of Phenols in Early Pregnancy
Researchers demonstrated the antioxidant effects of oleuropein on cells formed during the first stage of pregnancy without adverse effects.
Dec. 10, 2022
The health benefits of olive oil are mostly derived from monounsaturated fats and polyphenols. However, not all olive oils are created equally.
Dec. 8, 2022
Researchers Investigate Role of Certain Polyphenols in Obesity Management
Polyphenols were linked with significant reductions in three obesity-related measures.
Dec. 1, 2022
Study Reveals How Mediterranean Diet Might Counteract Covid-19
New research demonstrated that flavonoids and hydroxytyrosol counteract some of the most deadly impacts of Covid 19, including cytokine storms and lung inflammation.
Oct. 24, 2022
Following MedDiet Fortified With Polyphenols Reduces Visceral Adiposity
An 18-month trial showed a polyphenol-rich Med Diet might exceed the benefits of a traditional MedDiet against visceral adipose tissue accumulation.
Jan. 17, 2022
Study: Green MedDiet Can Slow Brain Atrophy Among Over-50s
New research finds that following a high-polyphenol, low meat intake variation of the MedDiet can protect the brain from inflammation and slow down age-related brain atrophy.
Dec. 30, 2021
What Are Polyphenols and Why Should You Care?
The plant compounds in high-quality extra virgin olive oils provide important health benefits.
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.
Sep. 28, 2021
How to Store Extra Virgin Olive Oil at Home
Optimal storage entails protecting EVOO from light, heat and oxygen. Proper storage will ensure olive oil’s quality and health benefits are preserved for as long as possible.
Sep. 15, 2021
Study: Oleocanthal Regulates Abnormalities in Receptor Responsible for Alzheimer’s
Researchers from the University of Louisiana-Monroe are working to create an oral oleocanthal-based supplement for Alzheimer’s patients.
Sep. 1, 2021
Oleocanthal-Based Treatment Shows Promise Against Aggressive Type of Breast Cancer
A study from the University of Louisiana-Monroe showed that an oleocanthal-xylitol formulation suppressed the initiation and progression of breast cancer in mice.
Aug. 26, 2021
Certain Food Proteins Reduce Bitterness and Pungency of EVOO
The findings could pave the way to increase the appeal of extra virgin olive oil for consumers turned off by bitter and pungent flavors.
Nov. 23, 2020
New Production Technology Improves Olive Oil Quality
Tests show that high vacuum-assisted extraction technologies increase polyphenols and lower volatile compounds in extra virgin olive oils. Further tests are needed to understand their impact on yields.
Nov. 5, 2020
Polyphenols Found in Olive Oil Could Be Key Ingredient for Improving Food Safety
Researchers say olive oil rich in polyphenols could become a food additive ingredient for improving food safety and increasing protection for humans and livestock.
Aug. 31, 2020
Consuming High-Polyphenol EVOO Reduces Blood Pressure, Study Finds
Researchers found that consuming high-polyphenol extra virgin olive oil significantly reduced peripheral and central systolic blood pressure in healthy adults.
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
Polyphenols Shown to Have Distinct Anti-Bacterial Properties
Research on the antibacterial activity of olive varieties grown in southern Italy shows promise for natural treatments against E. coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Feb. 3, 2020
Gelato With EVOO Is a Functional Food, Italian Researchers Say
Research carried out at the University of Naples Federico II shows that extra virgin olive oil can be added to the Italian-style artisanal ice cream as a functional ingredient.
Jan. 10, 2020
New Study Suggests Olive Leaf Extract Could Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes
A recent study from Turkey appears to confirm earlier reports that olive leaf extract could be beneficial for the prevention and treatment of Type 2 diabetes.
Dec. 11, 2019
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Consumption Can Protect Against Dementia
Tests on lab mice demonstrated that extra virgin olive oil delays the onset of cognitive impairment and dementia.