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Virginia Tech biochemists dip into the health benefits of olives and olive oil
(Virginia Tech) Virginia Tech research team discovered that the olive-derived compound oleuropein helps prevent type 2 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia news: Cooking with THIS type of oil could protect your memory
DEMENTIA - including Alzheimer ’s disease - can cause memory loss and problems with brain function. However, a Mediterranean diet staple, extra virgin olive oil, could help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a Mediterranean diet be as good as drugs for acid reflux?
Conclusion The results of this relatively small cohort study seem to show that a plant-based Mediterranean diet with alkaline water is equally good as PPI medication at treating acid reflux symptoms when people also follow standard advice to cut out certain things from their diet. This might suggest that the first port of call for people with gastro-oesophageal reflux could be to try a Mediterranean diet before going on PPI medication, to avoid potential side effects. There are, however, some limitations to this research: Cohort studies can only show links and cannot prove definite cause and effect, and retrospective coh...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How avocados and nuts could boost intelligence
Higher blood levels of monounsaturated fatty acids - found in avocados, nuts, and olive oil - have been linked to greater intelligence in a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

UCLA faculty voice: A healthy lifestyle can help prevent dementia
UCLAJonathan FieldingDr. Jonathan Fielding is a distinguished professor of public health and pediatrics at UCLA. This column appeared in U.S. News and World Report.Does behavior have a significant impact on your risk of developing dementia? That ’s what a wealth of new data is suggesting, and the evidence, gathered from different research teams around the globe, is pointing in the same intriguing direction.A suite of new studies came to a common finding — that our own behavior could partially stave off the effects of dementia, including dementia-related to Alzheimer’s, which accounts for up to 7...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Olive-Oil-Enriched Dark Chocolate May Improve Endothelial Function Olive-Oil-Enriched Dark Chocolate May Improve Endothelial Function
In a small preliminary study, adults with cardiovascular risk factors who ate a small bar of olive-oil-enriched dark chocolate daily for a month had increased levels of endothelial progenitor cells.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Dark chocolate, olive oil combination found to protect the cardiovascular system
(Natural News) Combining dark chocolates and olive oil could magnify both foods’ beneficial cardiovascular effects, a recent study revealed. As part of the study, a team of researchers conducted a randomized crossover study involving 26 volunteers that exhibited at least three cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, dyslipidemia (abnormal amount of lipids in the blood), hypertension, or family... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using DNA markers to revitalise the olive oil industry
In a bid to foster a more sustainable and competitive olive-oil sector, the EU-funded BeFOre project is developing a molecular database of the most resilient olive varieties that have the highest agronomical potential. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - September 1, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Heart disease diet: Two foods which could protect your blood vessels - but there's a catch
HEART disease can cause symptoms such as heart attacks and even heart failure. Now experts have revealed an unusual combination of dark chocolate and olive oil eaten together could protect people against the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would YOU eat chocolate enriched with olive oil?
Researchers from the University of Pisa found the unusual combination significantly raises endothelial progenitor cell levels, which are critical for blood vessel repair and function. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dark chocolate with olive oil associated with improved cardiovascular risk profile
(European Society of Cardiology) Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, according to research presented today at ESC Congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is your olive oil the real deal?
Europe produces 70 % of the world's olive oil, but is facing increasing competition. Its high price combined with a reputation as being healthy are attracting new producers from elsewhere, as well as less honest businesses selling counterfeit olive oil. The OLEUM project is building the tools to detect fake olive oil and to verify quality for the real thing. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - August 25, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

10 REASONS: to eat a Mediterranean diet  
A University of Barcelona study found that cutting down on fat was the least effective way to trim ‘spare tyres’ and eating 'good fats' like olive oil, lost more weight than those who controlled calories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do You Become a Humanitarian?
August 19, 2017Ghiath Alddin Zeen was forced to leave Syria, but continues to find ways to help his people. On World Humanitarian Day, meet a real humanitarian.“We started as a volunteer team in Damascus city—8 women and 8 men—in 2001,” says Ghiath Alddin Zeen. “In our free time, we were distributing food baskets during Ramadan, and second hand toys for the poor families.”Ghiath is now the CEO ofGhiras A-Nahda, a nongovernmental organization of more than 125 Syrian humanitarians. One of the NGO ’s projects,A Challenge to Survive, is helping people living in besieged areas of Syria ...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Magnetic resonance is used to evaluate food quality
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A Brazilian company has developed a low-field nuclear magnetic resonance device that takes a few seconds to perform chemical and physical analyses of fruit, grains, olive oil, milk and meat, among other products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eating well and feeling good, family-style
It’s well known that childhood obesity is a problem in the U.S. But did you know that by the time they enter kindergarten, 12.4% of American children are already obese, and 14.9% are overweight? It’s never too early to think about healthy eating. The Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program is a multidisciplinary clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital, dedicated to treating children who are overweight or obese, and those with or at risk for type 2 diabetes. Read more from OWL staff: A parent’s guide to healthy weight loss in children When it comes to a healthy diet — whether you are making new...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Abigail Seibert, Ph.D. and Sharon Weston, MS, RD Tags: Health & Wellness diabetes obesity Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program Source Type: news

Rich, Well-Educated Get Bigger Bang for Buck From Mediterranean Diet
TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 -- The Mediterranean diet -- rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, olive oil, nuts and whole grains -- has long been hailed as a heart-healthy eating plan. But new research suggests its health benefits may be limited to the rich... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Mediterranean diet works but only if you are well-off
The Mediterranean diet of vegetables, fish and olive oil only really works if you are rich and well-educated, a survey of 19,000 people has been claimed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss news: This popular oil could be key to combating hunger
WEIGHT loss often involves cutting calories, but what if it was all down to a molecule? New research has found a component in olive oil can help fight obesity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NY woman tests whether coffee scrubs reduce stretch marks
Scarlett Moreno, a 24-year-old waitress from Brooklyn, put to the test a concoction of olive oil and coffee beans that experts claim can reduce stretch marks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biochemists link synthetic compound to hunger-hormone production
(Syracuse University) New research conducted at Syracuse University suggests that a man-made cousin of a small molecule found in olive oil can disrupt the hunger-signaling pathway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Company innovates by using magnetic resonance to evaluate food quality
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A Brazilian company has developed a low-field NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) device that takes a few seconds to perform chemical and physical analyses of fruit, grains, olive oil, milk and meat, among other products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Global olive oil supply under threat as deadly bacteria reaches Spain
(Natural News) A deadly bacterial species, which has been identified as the Xylella fastidiosa pathogen, the very same bacteria that infected thousands of olive trees in Italy in 2016, had recently found its way in mainland Spain, which is touted to be the world’s number one producer of olive oil. Elena Cebrian, regional councilor of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nine lifestyle changes may reduce risk of dementia
"Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk," BBC News reports. A major review by The Lancet has identified nine potentially modifiable risk factors linked to dementia. The risk factors were: low levels of education midlife hearing loss physical inactivity high blood pressure (hypertension) type 2 diabetes obesity smoking depression social isolation However, it's important to note that even if you add up the percentage risk of all of these factors, they only account for about 35% of the overall risk of getting dementia. This means about 65% of the risk is still due to factors you can't co...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology QA articles Source Type: news

Extra-virgin oil may hold the key to preventing the Alzheimer's disease, exciting new research discovers
(Natural News) According to new research, consumption of extra-virgin olive oil may reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The researchers behind the study, which was published in Annals of Clinical and Transitional Neurology, singled out this key component of the Mediterranean diet as an effective preventative measure against the neurological disease. Led by Dr.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Extra virgin olive oil or olive oil: Which is healthier?
Extra virgin olive oil is an unprocessed, tasty, and healthful alternative to olive oil. It is full of healthy fats and benefits when used in moderation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Olive oil really is the healthiest oil for frying foods, scientists find
(Natural News) While frying is considered a generally unsafe way to prepare food, a number of studies have demonstrated that frying can be healthy, as long as you use olive oil to do it. According to Rachel Adams, senior lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom, cooking with high heat triggers changes in oils that alter... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it bad for you to eat food fried in olive oil?
'Frying in general is not the healthiest way to prepare food, but if you are going to fry then frying in olive oil is not a bad choice,' according to  Rachel Adams from Cardiff Metropolitan University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extra virgin olive oil found to prevent Alzheimer's and protect the brain's memory function
(Natural News) When people talk about the health benefits of extra-virgin olive oil, it is usually linked to heart health. However, its effects on a different organ have been in the news lately: The brain. Researchers from Temple University have discovered that extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) can not only help protect against memory loss, but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olive Oil Key Ingredient in Alzheimer's Prevention? Olive Oil Key Ingredient in Alzheimer's Prevention?
Consuming extra-virgin olive oil appears to protect memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of plaques and tangles, the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease, a new animal study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Protects Brain Tissue Against Alzheimer's In New Study
Science scores another win for olive oil: in an animal study, it protected brain tissue from the toxic substances thought to cause Alzheimer's disease (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Protects Brain Tissue Against Alzheimer's In New Study
Science scores another win for olive oil: in an animal study, it protected brain tissue from the toxic substances thought to cause Alzheimer's disease (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Extra-virgin olive oil may prevent Alzheimer's
A new study investigates the effect of extra-virgin olive oil on cognitive decline and brain inflammation in people with Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Extra-virgin olive oil prevents dementia and memory loss
Researchers from Temple University in Pennsylvania have discovered that regularly eating olive oil can protect your memory and your ability to learn new things as you grow older. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Temple study: Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory & protects brain against Alzheimer's
(Temple University Health System) The Mediterranean diet is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers at Temple's Lewis Katz School of Medicine have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil. In a new study, the researchers show that consumption of extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain -- classic markers of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Olive oil protects against dementia: Extra-virgin dressing could reduce toxic plaques
EXTRA virgin olive oil could protect the brain against dementia, new research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The chemistry of olive oil (video)
(American Chemical Society) Whether you have it with bread or use it to cook, olive oil is awesome. But a lot of chemistry can make or break a product. Extra virgin olive oil is the most expensive (and most delicious) variety, in part thanks to its low acidity. And peppery notes are thanks to antioxidants that contribute to olive oil's healthy reputation. Check out the latest Reactions video for more olive oil chemistry: https://youtu.be/lg1Jy9kx1Kk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Study Confirms That Coconut Oil Is Alarmingly High In Saturated Fat
It’s time to stop turning to coconut oil to make your brownies healthier. Coconut oil, it turns out, is not the health food people think it is. This oil might be stocked on the shelves of your health food store, but a recent report released by the American Heart Association suggests that this might be a mistake.  You’re not alone in this misconception. An AHA survey found that 72 percent of Americans considered coconut oil a health food. But coconut oil, it turns out, is shockingly high in saturated fats. In fact, 82 percent of the fat found in coconut oil is saturated ― that’s signi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olive Oil Ingredient Slows Brain Cancer, Shows New Study
Olive oil is already a health favorite for many well-studied reasons, but the latest research shows that it may also eventually become a powerful weapon against brain cancer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Olive Oil Ingredient Stops Brain Cancer In Lab Test
Olive oil is already a health favorite for many well-studied reasons, but the latest research shows that it may also eventually become a powerful weapon against brain cancer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Brain cancer could be prevented with olive oil compound
Researchers have discovered that a compound in olive oil called oleic acid has the potential to prevent the formation of malignant brain tumors. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Could olive oil prevent brain cancer?
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh say it is unclear whether eating olive oil reduces the cancer's risk, however, their findings may pave the way for new brain tumour therapies, they add. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutrient in olive oil linked to brain cancer prevention
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found a nutrient in olive oil has the potential to help prevent cancer-causing genes from working in cells. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olive oil nutrient linked to processes that prevent cancer in brain
(University of Edinburgh) Research into oleic acid -- the primary ingredient in olive oil -- has shown how it can help prevent cancer-causing genes from functioning in cells, and may help to prevent cancer developing in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Olive oil compound found to reverse the damage of high-fat diet
A new mouse study looks at the effects of a polyphenol commonly found in extra-virgin olive oil on liver health and insulin resistance. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

The Olive Oil Diet: A Book Review The Olive Oil Diet: A Book Review
No, you can't douse your hot-fudge sundae with olive oil and expect great results, warns Dr Walton-Shirley, but she finds useful tips on healthy eating in this book by British GP Dr Simon Poole.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

'Avoid fads and stick to diet guidelines,' say US heart experts
Conclusion This review looked into food groups often linked to cardiovascular risk, some of which may be overstated or based on poor evidence. Overall, the researchers reported there being evidence solid fats are harmful. Examples include coconut and palm oil, eggs, fruit and veg juicing with pulp removal, and "[US] Southern diets" that include added fats, fried and processed foods and sugar-sweetened drinks. There's also evidence extra virgin olive oil, blueberries and strawberries, leafy green vegetables and controlled portions of nuts are beneficial for cardiovascular health. Investigating wh...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs QA articles Source Type: news

Lovers of Italian olive oil in for some sticker shock
Italian olive oil prices are due to jump by as much as 20 percent, after combination of bad weather and pests hit harvest (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Heart Health, Drizzle A Little Olive Oil Over Your Mediterranean Meal
Olive oil seems to help how HDL ( “good”) cholesterol functions. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

For A Healthy Heart, Add A Little Olive Oil
Olive oil seems to help how HDL ( “good”) cholesterol functions. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news