Daily Archives: June 4, 2013

  • Olive Oil Beneficial for Elderly

    Spanish researchers evaluated the effect of adding olive oil to the diets of healthy elderly. The results showed that extra virgin olive oil reduced total cholesterol, but also increased HDL levels also known as the good cholesterol.

    The study, published in the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics included 62 participants aged 65-96 years. They were divided into two groups; the control group maintained their current diet, while the olive group consumed EVOO as the only added fat and a daily dose of 50 ml, which corresponds to about three tablespoons.

    After six weeks the researchers found a significant reduction of total cholesterol, but also an increase in the HDL (the “good” cholesterol). In addition, the olive group had a higher plasma Total Antioxidant Capacity compared to the control group. The researchers concluded that nutritional intervention with EVOO improves the antioxidant status in healthy elderly people.

    These findings that olive oil can improve antioxidant status as well as lipid profile in the elderly adds to recent research that is pointing to the Mediterranean diet as the ideal diet for the elderly. Three new studies have shown that a Mediterranean style diet can positively affect several side effects of aging.

    Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago concluded after following over 3,500 men for 7 years, that the annual rate of developing depressive symptoms was 98.6 percent lower among persons in the highest tertile of a Mediterranean-based dietary pattern compared with persons in the lowest tertile group.

    Another new study published in Neurology which used information from over 17,000 individuals over the age of 45, concluded that closer adherence to a Mediterranean style diet resulted in a lower risk of memory loss, while a third study by Spanish researchers showed it improves vascular dysfunction and can play a role in the protection against the chronic diseases related to aging.

    Sources:

    – Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) consumption and antioxidant status in healthy institutionalized elderly humans
    – Endothelial Aging Associated with Oxidative Stress Can Be Modulated by a Healthy Mediterranean Diet
    – Mediterranean diet and depressive symptoms among older adults over time
    – Adherence to a Mediterranean diet and risk of incident cognitive impairment

    By Elena Paravantes
    Olive Oil Times Health Editor | Reporting from Athens

     

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  • 9th International High-end Health Edible Oil & Olive Oil (Shanghai) Expo 2013 /10/20-22

    The International High-end Health Edible Oil & Olive Oil (Beijing) Expo at China International Exhibition Center attracts more than 300 companies to attend and the total space is over 10000 square meters. More than 20 embassies in China, and leaders from Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Commerce, State Forestry Administration, Development

    Research Center of State Council and over 30000 visitors from 26 countries together witnessed this grand feast. Industry giants gathered here, and the international olive oil association and pavilion of Argentina, Spain, Greece, Italy, Tunisia, Turkish hand in hand here. This fair gets high praise of exhibitors and visitors, and said the organizing work is of a great success. It plays an important role in trade service and public brand’s creation.

    Comply with the demand of the market, and the request of the exhibitors, from 2013 the Global Oil Exposition , it will be held in spring in Beijing, and autumn in in Shanghai, in order to set up nationwide sales platform. At present, China is the world’s largest oil consumer market along with economic development and improvement of living standards, the consumers’ demands for edible oils show a trend of diversification. Most consumers when buying oil, not only to compare prices, also put health as an important indicator.

    Download 2013 Shanghai Invitation letter

    9th International High-end Health Edible Oil & Olive Oil (Shanghai)
    Expo 2013 /10/20-22

    Organizing CommitteeBeijing Shibowei International Exposition Co., Ltd
    Address: Room 904, Cell 4, Building 1, No 69 (Fortune street), Chao Yang Road, Chao Yang District, Beijing, China, 100123
    Tel: 0086+10-85785006/7/8-621
    Fax: 0086+10-51413308
    Contact: 赵海凤(Cathy, zhao
    Mob: 008615011005702
    E–mail: sbwfair@hotmail.com   
    Website:
    www.oilexpo.com.cn

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