women's health

Oct. 5, 2018

Med Diet May Lower Stroke Risk in Women

A new study in the U.K. suggests the Mediterranean diet may be particularly protective of stroke in women over 40, regardless of whether they take hormone replacement therapy or have experienced menopause.

Jul. 23, 2018

Researchers Turn to Olive Oil to Help Reduce Maternal Deaths in Uganda

Mbarara University of Science and Technology researchers are testing a wound dressing with olive oil and honey.

Jun. 27, 2018

Researchers Link Elements of Med Diet to Delayed Menopause

Researchers have postulated, in the first UK study of its kind, that specific foods (namely fish and legumes) may affect the age at which women commence menopause.

Jun. 19, 2018

Researchers Isolate Component of EVOO That Attacks Breast Cancer Stem Cells

A molecule in extra virgin olive oil targets the metabolism and the epigenesis of breast cancer stem cells, effectively preventing them from generating more tumors.

Apr. 12, 2018

Med Diet Tied to Higher Bone Mass, Muscle Density After Menopause

A study found adherence to the Mediterranean diet helps protect women from some of the harmful health consequences of menopause.

Feb. 12, 2018

Mediterranean Diet May Improve IVF Success

A new study suggests that women who ate a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, high-quality olive oil, whole grains and legumes and low in red meat increased their chances of getting pregnant and achieving a live birth by 65-68 percent.

Apr. 4, 2016

Med Diet Associated with Lower Hip Fractures

Results from a large observational study show the Mediterranean diet is associated with significantly lower risk of hip fractures in women.

Feb. 24, 2016

Med Diet with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Reduces Incidence of Invasive Breast Cancer

Randomized trial shows that consuming a MedDiet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil reduces invasive breast cancer by 68 percent

Sep. 29, 2015

Olive Oil-Enriched Diet During Pregnancy Can Benefit the Unborn Through Adulthood

A recent study suggests a diet rich in olive oil can have a positive effect on the development of the unborn child and may also be beneficial through her adult life.

Sep. 17, 2015

Mediterranean Diet with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer

The results, based on the long-term follow-up of 4,282 women, add to the benefits of consuming extra virgin olive oil and the Mediterranean diet.

Jun. 4, 2015

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Uterine Cancer

Women who regularly consumed at least six of the Mediterranean diet’s components reduced their risk of uterine cancer by 46 percent.

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.

Jun. 17, 2014

Beauty, Inside and Out

At 79, Sophia Loren still knows how to stun on the red carpet -- and one of her beauty secrets is olive oil.