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Dec. 12, 2022

Excessive Sodium Intake Linked with Higher Stress in Mice

Researchers studied the impact of high salt intake on cognitive function in mice. Health experts recommend following a Mediterranean diet to reduce salt consumption.

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.

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Nov. 28, 2022

Olive Wellness Institute Questions Study on Diet and Dementia

The olive oil science organization said the use of the term ‘modified Mediterranean diet’ is misleading if it does not include extra virgin olive oil.

Nov. 28, 2022

Most Americans Overestimate the Healthiness of Their Diets, Study Suggests

Only one in 10 accurately self-assesses the healthiness of their eating habits.

Nov. 17, 2022

Some Ultra-Processed Foods Are Addictive, Like Tobacco

Foods high in refined carbohydrates and added fats trigger some of the hallmarks of addictive behaviors in consumers.

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Oct. 12, 2022

Study: Med Diet Adherence Linked with Lower Intestinal Inflammation

Researchers theorized that fiber-rich foods associated with the MedDiet created an ecological advantage for certain microbes to flourish and contributed to lower levels of inflammation.

Oct. 6, 2022

Biden Administration Plans Overhaul of Nutrition Labeling

New guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will focus on overall dietary patterns instead of specific macro and micronutrients.

Sep. 29, 2022

Following MedDiet Linked to Healthier Brain Activity

Researchers found lower levels of six metabolites known to lower cognitive function in study participants following the Mediterranean diet.

Sep. 22, 2022

Spanish Ministers Highlight Importance of Researching Health Benefits of Olive Oil

The ministers of agriculture and science pledged more funds to research and announced ambitions for Spain to become a leading global food science hub.

Sep. 9, 2022

Negative Health Impacts of Ultra-Processed Foods Go Beyond Their Nutritional Profiles, Researchers Say

Two major studies in the United States and Italy link premature death and colorectal cancer to highly processed food consumption.

Aug. 10, 2022

Nutri-Score Algorithm Update Improves Olive Oil Scores

With the update, Nutri-Score will differentiate between the type of fat content and consider micronutrients. Both factors will result in a higher score for olive oil.

Jul. 13, 2022

Consuming EVOO Results in More Polyphenols in Breast Milk, Study Finds

The study is reportedly the first to evaluate the possible vertical transmission of polyphenols to the offspring of laboratory rats fed extra virgin olive oil during pregnancy and lactation.

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Jan. 7, 2022

Mediterranean Diet Again Named Best Overall

The MedDiet has been declared the best diet for the fifth year in a row by the U.S. News & World Report.

Jan. 7, 2022

The Facts About Olive Oil and Skin Care

People have been using olive oil for face and skin care for thousands of years. Find out how olive oil heals damaged skin and moisturizes.

Dec. 30, 2021

What Are Polyphenols and Why Should You Care?

The naturally occurring plant compounds that are abundant in high-quality extra virgin olive oils provide a range of health benefits.

Dec. 22, 2021

Boundary Bend Co-Founder: Quality and Investment Are Key to Olive Oil’s Future

Rob McGavin said the industry needs to work together to succeed long-term, from technology-based solutions to emphasizing extra virgin olive oil’s health benefits.

Dec. 20, 2021

European Commission Announces Public Consultation on Food Labeling

Interested parties will have until March 7, 2022, to participate. About one-third of the comments already published have come from the four main olive oil-producing countries.

Dec. 17, 2021

How to Follow the Mediterranean Diet and Enjoy Its Health Benefits

The Mediterranean diet is famous for its health benefits, but many people are unsure of what it is or how to follow it.

Dec. 16, 2021

Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Newborns from Leading Cause of Mortality, Study Suggests

Pregnant women at risk of the Small for Gestational Age condition were less likely to have newborns suffer from the condition after following the Mediterranean diet.

Dec. 13, 2021

Updated Nutri-Score Label Indicates Whether Food Is Processed, Organic

Nutri-Score’s creator said a new feature is designed to provide a more holistic view on the health score of packaged foods.

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