Some Antioxidants May Protect Against Alzheimer ’ s, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) — Alzheimer’s disease affects some six million Americans. A new study published in the journal Neurology finds that certain antioxidants may have a protective effect. They’re called flavonols, and are present in almost all fruits and vegetables, as well as olive oil, tea and wine. Researchers at Rush University in Chicago looked at almost a thousand older adults and found those with the highest flavonol consumption were almost half as likely to develop Alzheimer’s later in life as those who consumed the least. They say as the elderly population grows worldwide, any reduction in the numb...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Alzheimer's Disease Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Source Type: news

How one cup of black tea or a glass of red wine each night could HALVE your risk of dementia
Olive oil, pears, oranges and broccoli were among the most beneficial foods to ward of the memory-robbing disease, according to researchers at Rush University in Chicago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olive oil drops: How to put olive oil in ears to remove earwax
OLIVE OIL has many benefits and is considered by many to be a cooking essential. But did you know olive oil can also be a useful treatment for earwax buildup? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A dynamic duo: Researchers find that an olive oil and veggie combo could explain the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet
(Natural News) The Mediterranean diet is a popular diet revolving around the consumption of traditional Mediterranean foods like fish, olive oil, fruits and vegetables. This particular diet boasts a variety of health benefits that all contribute to improving overall health, including improving heart health, helping in weight loss, adjusting metabolism and supporting gut health. While... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Experts rank best diets for slimming down - and reveal which trendy plans don't live up
In an annual ranking from US News & World Report, the Mediterranean diet was named for the third year the best diet overall for its emphasis on whole grains, lean protein and olive oil, while keto scored poorly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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New Study Suggests How Extra Virgin Olive Oil May Fight Toxic Proteins From Accumulating In The Brain
A new mouse study suggests extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has the potential for fighting the build-up of toxic tau proteins in the brain that can lead to dementia (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

New Study Suggests Extra Virgin Olive Oil May Fight Toxic Proteins From Accumulating In The Brain
A new mouse study suggests extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has the potential for fighting the build-up of toxic tau proteins in the brain that can lead to dementia (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Extra virgin olive oil may protect against various dementias
A new study in mice finds that extra virgin olive oil prevents the toxic accumulation of tau protein in the brain and keeps memory intact. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Temple study shows extra virgin olive oil staves off multiple forms of dementia in mice
(Temple University Health System) New Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University research findings in mice are the first to suggest that extra virgin olive oil can defend against a specific type of mental decline linked to tauopathy known as frontotemporal dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Italy ’s Olive-Oil Industry Sees Simmering Threats from Climate Change and Nasty Bacteria
By Eric RegulyROME, Nov 6 2019 (IPS) On a warm Saturday morning in late October, the silver-green leaves of the 200 productive olive trees on a rolling country property in Umbria, in central Italy, sparkled in the brilliant sun. Fausto Venturi, a local farmer who devotes autumn weekends to making olive oil, could not have been happier. The weather was perfect for harvesting the Moraiolo olives. The small, round green fruit is indigenous to Umbria and Tuscany, prized by olive growers for its high yield and among connoisseurs for the oil’s gorgeous emerald-green colour and fruity aroma, with hints of artichokes and he...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eric Reguly Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Help Ease Some Symptoms of Depression
A diet high in fruits, vegetables, fish, olive oil and nuts and low in sugar and saturated fat boosted mood in college students prone to depression. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Anxiety and Stress Diet and Nutrition Mental Health and Disorders Depression (Mental) Mediterranean Food (Cuisine) Source Type: news

Giving Up One Food Will Help Your Health -- and the Planet
MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 -- Eating right is not only good for you, it's good for Mother Earth as well, a new study shows. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, olive oil and fish all reduce your risk of death and disease when consumed as part of a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Olive oil: Why choose it over other fats?
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Yale International Symposium on Olive Oil and Health to be held in Delphi
Sponsored by the Yale School of Public Health, the second annual symposium will take place Dec. 1-4 at the European Cultural Center in Delphi, Greece. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers: Eating fatty fish can boost omega-3 levels and reduce heart disease risk
(Natural News) Omega-3 fatty acids are important nutrients that the human body needs. In fact, omega-3 intake has been linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. A recent study in the journal Nutrition Research supports this link as a team of researchers from the U.S. and Italy found that olive oil, fatty fish, and omega-3... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hummus can be a healthy snack – if you make it right
(Natural News) Hummus is a creamy Middle-Eastern dip or spread that has recently become incredibly popular, thanks to the rise of plant-based and gluten-free diets. While there is no single way of making this nutrient-dense food, hummus is traditionally made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with olive oil, spices, lemon juice, and tahini – a paste made from toasted sesame seeds.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy diet improved depression symptoms in young adults
Eating less processed food and more fruit, vegetables, fish and olive oil improved depression symptoms Related items fromOnMedica Psoriasis linked to raised risk of many mental health problems GPs need more time to treat complex needs Report reveals toll of living with rare diseases Mental health services face double whammy Should we recognise obesity as a disease? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mediterranean diets have medicinal benefits: Olive leaf extract can reduce your risk of several diseases
(Natural News) Olive leaf extract comes from the olive tree, the same tree where olive oil comes from. People in the Mediterranean region have used olive leaves as a staple in their diet and in traditional medicine. A growing body of evidence has shown that the olive leaf extracts are a natural source of wellness... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Olive oil for ears: Everything you need to know
Olive oil is a home remedy for earwax blockages. In this article, learn about how to use it, as well as its effectiveness, safety precautions, and possible risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Making olive oil sustainable
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Moreira, F., Herrera, J. M., Beja, P. Tags: letters Source Type: news

If Your Olive Oil Tastes Like This, It Could Help Fight Cancer Cells
Here's how to tell if your oil has oleocanthal, which a new study in mice found may help protect against cancer. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's the best way to make sure your olive oil is high-quality?
(Natural News) Olive oil is the most used oil in the food industry. It is made from the fruits of the olive tree (Olea europaea). Although olive oil has high amounts of fat, experts say that these fats are beneficial to health and can even reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Because of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olive oil, just once a week, can lower your risk of a blood clot
(Natural News) Consuming olive oil once a week reduces the risk of forming arterial blood clots in obese adults. In a new study, researchers from the New York University School of Medicine found that olive oil consumption lowers platelet activity in obese adults. Platelets are small blood cell fragments that form clumps when activated. When a blood vessel gets damaged, platelets... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is olive oil safe to use as a sexual lubricant?
Olive oil has many health benefits, but it is not advisable to use it as a sexual lubricant. In this article, we list some alternatives and explain why they are preferable. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Mediterranean Eating Plan May Help Keep T2DM Patients Off Meds
FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 -- A Mediterranean eating plan (Med-EatPlan) plus extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) may delay the need for first glucose-lowering medication among participants with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the August issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet during pregnancy associated with improved maternal health outcomes
(Edelman Seattle) A new clinical trial found women who followed a Mediterranean-style diet during pregnancy, including a daily portion of tree nuts (half being walnuts) and extra virgin olive oil, had a 35 percent lower risk of gestational diabetes and on average, gained 2.75 pounds less, compared to women who received standard prenatal care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Meet the six-legged superfoods: Grasshoppers top insect antioxidant-rich list
(Frontiers) For the first time, a study has measured antioxidant levels in commercially available edible insects. For open-minded health freaks, it's good news: crickets pack 75% the antioxidant power of fresh OJ, and silkworm fat twice that of olive oil. And while even ladybirds fart, insects have a tiny land, water and carbon footprint compared with livestock -- so anything that encourages insect eating is good news for the planet, too. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cooking vegetables: healthier with extra virgin olive oil
(University of Barcelona) Cooking vegetables in the sofrito (saut é ) with extra virgin olive oil favours the absorption and release of bioactive compounds of its traditional ingredients (garlic, onion and tomato), according to the study published in the journal Molecules about the role of gastronomy in the health-improving effects of the Mediterranean Diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
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Medical News Today: What is the most healthful oil for frying?
How healthful an oil is for frying depends on when it breaks down and how long a person heats it for. Some of the more healthful oils include olive oil, avocado oil, and canola oil. Learn more about the best oils for deep frying, shallow frying, and roasting, along with other nutrition considerations, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Are Onions and Garlic Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Garlic and onions are staples for many home cooks. But do these plants actually add any health benefits to your dishes? Or are they purely for flavor? People who try to eat colorful fruits and vegetables in order to get a wide range of vitamins and minerals may think that pale foods like onions and garlic don’t offer many nutrients. But although they may not look like nutritional powerhouses, experts say they are. Onions of all colors (including white) are good sources of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and folate, while garlic is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamin, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, copper and ma...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Heart Problems Are Killing More Americans —Even Younger Ones. Here’s How to Reduce Your Risk
The heart health of younger Americans may be declining, even after years of medical progress. Heart disease is, and has for years been, the leading cause of death among American men and women. But for decades, medical and therapeutic advances were enough to drive down cardiovascular death rates. More recently, however, that progress has stalled and the trend has begun to reverse, with certain populations seeing rising rates of some heart issues. In a new research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, which was based on national death certificate data, researchers charted an increase in hear...
Source: TIME: Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Olive oil vs. avocado oil: Both are green and healthy, but which one's better for you?
(Natural News) Both avocados and olives are considered superfoods, but did you know that they are also used to make healthy cooking oils? Olive oil is a popular cooking oil. Fresh, cold-pressed oil obtained from ripe greenish-yellow olives is the purest cooking oil. Meanwhile, avocado oil is derived from the fruit itself, not the seeds. Avocados contain 30... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use extra virgin olive oil regularly to lower your breast cancer risk, study finds
(Natural News) Olive oil is the primary source of dietary fat in the Mediterranean diet, which has been well-praised for its role in protecting against diseases, such as cardiovascular disease. In a study in Spain, it was found that extra virgin olive oil can lower your risk of developing breast cancer by as much as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Rawesome Foods founder James Stewart launches "Oliflix" premium organic olive oil imported from Spain
(Natural News) The former founder of Rawesome Foods — which was raided at gunpoint several years ago by the “food police” of California for daring to offer raw milk to members — has launched a premium, imported organic olive oil line called “Oliflix.” As his website explains, “Flix is a municipality located in the southwest... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Ghee Healthy? Here ’s What the Science Says
Ghee is a type of clarified butter used in the cuisines of India and the Middle East. Traditionally, it’s made by gently heating cow’s-milk butter until its water content evaporates and its milk solids can be skimmed and strained away, leaving behind only the liquid fat. “Clarified butter is very similar [to ghee], but it’s sometimes made using high heat, whereas ghee is simmered at 100 degrees or less,” says Chandradhar Dwivedi, a distinguished professor emeritus of pharmacology at South Dakota State University. While ghee takes longer to make than some other types of clarified butter, it ret...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Diet Including Olive Oil May Reduce Atherothrombotic Risk Diet Including Olive Oil May Reduce Atherothrombotic Risk
These data, in young, healthy obese individuals, support previous findings suggesting an atherosclerotic and atherothrombotic benefit from the Mediterranean diet, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Easy Ways to Reap the Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 -- When it comes to healthy oils, extra virgin olive oil -- EVOO for short -- is the top choice for your healthy pantry. Because it's the first press of the olives, extra virgin olive oil not only tastes better, but also has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the most healthful oils?
Healthful oils are an essential part of all diets. In this article, we compare some of the most popular oils, looking at their health benefits, nutrition, and uses in cooking. We include olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil, and vegetable oil. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet and brain health: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
If you knew changing your diet today could make your brain healthier, would you? Research suggests the Mediterranean diet could be the key. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Maria Vassilaki, a Mayo Clinic epidemiology researcher, explains how a Mediterranean diet full of fruits and vegetables, fish, healthy oils like olive oil, and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 26, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Researchers develop a unique sensor that can detect counterfeit olive oil
(Natural News) The health benefits and flavor of olive oil make it a very desirable product. However, that same high value also makes it a common target for counterfeiters. To stop the spread of fake olive oil, a Spanish-American effort presented a portable sensor that can authenticate olive oil. The two most valuable types of olive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Olive Oil Help Keep Stroke at Bay for Obese Americans?
Title: Could Olive Oil Help Keep Stroke at Bay for Obese Americans?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Could Olive Oil Help Keep Stroke at Bay for Obese Americans?
New research found that healthy but severely obese patients who ate olive oil at least once a week had less platelet activation, which means their blood is less likely to clot -- which might help lower their risk of heart attack or stroke. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drizzling olive oil on your food at least once a week lowers your risk of blood clots, study finds 
It's long been known that the Mediterranean diet - of which olive oil is a key component - is associated with good heart health. But now researchers at NYU School of Medicine have shown why and how. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Olive Oil Help Keep Stroke at Bay for Obese Americans?
THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 -- If you're obese and you want to do your heart a favor, try adding some olive oil to your diet. So suggests new research, which found that healthy but severely obese patients who ate olive oil at least once a week had lower... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Only 9 tbsp of olive oil a week can improve erectile dysfunction by up to 40%
(Natural News) Men suffering from erectile dysfunction may find an ally in olive oil, a study in the journal Circulation suggests. In their study, researchers from the University of Athens have found that just nine tablespoons of olive oil can greatly improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction by as much as 40 percent. This is much better than... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS doctor says food can be part of the solution to a low mood, as he shares his recipes 
DR RUPY AUJLA: Research suggests omega-3 fatty acids can improve mental health, and that’s why I’m a big fan of recipes including nuts, seeds and extra-virgin olive oil. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You know about the health benefits of olive oil, but how about avocado oil?
(Natural News) Avocados are a popular superfood because they’re full of “good” dietary fats. But did you know that this nutritious fruit is also used to make avocado oil? What is avocado oil? The avocado (Persea americana) is rich in essential minerals and vitamins. The fruit, also called the “alligator pear,” offers various health benefits, and the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Mediterranean-style diet for the prevention of cardiovascular disease
In this Q&A we asked the lead author Professor Saverio Stranges from Western University Canada to explain more about the mediterranean diet and its role in preventing cardiovascular disease following the publication of aCochrane Review on this topic. What makes a diet ‘Mediterranean’?Scientific interest in the traditional Mediterranean dietary pattern originated in the 1960s because of the observation that populations in countries of the Mediterranean region, such as Greece and Italy, had lower mortality from cardiovascular disease compared with northern European populations or the US, probably as a re...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Spain Tops Italy as World ’s Healthiest Country While U.S. Falls: Report
Maybe it’s something in the gazpacho or paella, as Spain just surpassed Italy to become the world’s healthiest country. That’s according to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, which ranks 169 economies according to factors that contribute to overall health. Spain placed sixth in the previous gauge, published in 2017. Four additional European nations were among the top 10 in 2019: Iceland (third place), Switzerland (fifth), Sweden (sixth) and Norway (ninth). Japan was the healthiest Asian nation, jumping three places from the 2017 survey into fourth and replacing Singapore, which dr...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lee Miller and Wei Lu / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized onetime Spain Source Type: news

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All
When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so he put off going to the doctor. The toe became infected, and he got so sick that he stayed in bed for two days with what he assumed was the flu. When he finally saw a doctor, the physician immediately sent Shicowich to the emergency room. Several days later, surgeons amputated his toe, and he ended up spending a month in the hospital to recover. Shicowich lost his toe because of complications of Type 2 diabetes as he struggled to keep his blood sugar under control. He wa...
Source: TIME: Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized health Nutrition Source Type: news