• New study: benefits of EVOO in patients with type 1 diabetes

    New study by researchers of Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy) shows that seasoning the food with extra virgin olive oil also reduces the glycaemic peak after a meal in people with type 1 diabetes. Extra virgin olive oil is a key feature of the Mediterranean diet and has already shown having beneficial […]

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  • Can I drink wine if I’m suffering from kidney disease? “Yes with EVOO” study says

    Q: I have chronic kidney disease. Is it still OK for me to drink wine? A: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a degenerative condition in which kidney function worsens over time, eventually leading to kidney failure. The kidneys serve to filter waste from the blood, and when their effectiveness wanes, this waste can build up […]

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  • Olive oil-enriched diet reduces brain oxidative damages

    Researchers aim was to assess the influence of maternal diet rich in monounsaturated fatty acids on oxidative and molecular parameters in brains of mouse pups as well as their body weight during their lifetime. Female rats received a diet containing 20% of olive oil (OOED) and a standard diet (CD) in different periods: pregnancy, lactation […]

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    New Study: higher consumption of fats such as olive oil had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease

    CIBERobn researchers, in collaboration with other participants in the PREDIMED study centers have evaluated what types of fats are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality. They have also investigated the effect of substituting some dietary fats for others regarding cardiovascular disease. The study, led by Dr. Marta Guasch-Ferré and Jordi Salas-Salvadó, […]

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  • The Six Health and Beauty Benefits of Olive Oil

    Olive oil has been a staple ingredient in Mediterranean diets for thousands of years. Today it is commonly used in a wide variety of recipes. It is equally delicious in salad dressings, as a deep frying oil or as a dip for a good crusty bread. Not only is it tasty, it is also known […]

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    Olive Oil appear to boost Brain Power when added to Plant-Based Diet

    We know that fish has a well-earned reputation as brain food. But not every stay-sharp ingredient has gills and lives underwater. Some land-based sources of healthy fats include olive oil and nuts. Olive oil and nuts appear to boost brainpower when added to a plant-based diet. Not surprisingly the Mediterranean diet was seen as a […]

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    Study: Olive oil prevents induced colon carcinogenesis

    Many studies have investigated factors that contribute to colon cancer in which dietary and environmental factors have been shown to play an integral role in the etiology of this diseas. Colon cancer ranks third in cancer related mortalities in the United States. Many studies have investigated factors that contribute to colon cancer in which dietary […]

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  • Oleanolic Acid, a Compound Present in Olives, Protects against Genotoxicity in Human Mammary Epithelial Cells

    A study by the research group “Tumor Immunology” directed by Professor of Immunology at the University of Jaén (UJA) Jose Juan Gaforio has determined that Oleanolic Acid (OA), present in the skin of olives, could inhibit the proliferation of highly invasive cells of breast cancer, while protecting normal epithelial breast cells. Oleanolic Acid and Maslinic […]

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  • Olive oil has some astonishing effects for skin, body and health

    There are a lot of hydrating creams and other cosmetics for your skin. These products are already prepaired, packed in small boxes, convenient and easy to apply on the skin.But the using of olive oil is not as simple as it seems to be: combined with other ingredients or simply pouring it on your body, […]

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  • In a new study Diet with Extra Olive Oil may lower Breast Cancer risk

    By now, surely you’ve heard of the Mediterranean diet. The group of women in a new study with the lowest rate of breast cancer consumed about four tablespoons of olive oil each day It’s a pattern of eating that emphasizes fish, nuts, legumes, fruits, vegetables and olive oil — lots of olive oil. The evidence […]

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    When olive trees receive less water, their fruit produces oil with more beneficial compounds

    Olive oil is touted for its health benefits and researchers may have found a way to increase those benefits. A recent study shows that by changing irrigation practices in olive groves, farmers can produce healthier olive oil. By giving the trees less water at calculated times, researchers found that the olive production of the trees […]

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  • Don’t count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts

    Doctors should promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out drugs, experts have said. A diet rich in fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, fish and olive oil can cut the risk of heart disease, say researchers. The rising tide of obesity and unhealthy living should not […]

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  • EVOO use is associated with improved post-prandial blood glucose and LDL cholesterol

    Compared to other kinds of fat, extra virgin olive oil may have healthier effects on levels of blood sugar and bad cholesterol after meals, according to an Italian study. That may explain why a traditional Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil is linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers say. “Lowering (post-meal) blood glucose […]

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  • Why the Mediterranean diet just may be the most delicious meal plan yet

    Olives and olive oil, fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, nuts, legumes, fresh fish and seafood, lean meats, cheese and yogurt and red wine. This may sound like the grocery list for a delicious dinner party (and you wouldn’t be wrong), but these foods are also the staple components of the Mediterranean diet. A 2013 […]

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  • Research: Cardio-metabolic & immunological impacts of EVOO consumption in overweight & obese older adults

    Both aging and obesity are related to deregulated immune function, which may be responsible for increased risk of infection and also chronic non-infectious diseases. Dietary lipids have been shown to impact immune and inflammatory responses and cardio-metabolic risk factors. No information on the impact of olive oil on immune responses of overweight and obese older […]

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