Category: Health Attributes

A 40 year study on the Greek island of Crete confirmed that the Mediterranean diet of fish, fruit and vegetable, cooked in or accentuated by olive oil, is the cause for a healthful, long life. Later years research has shown the many health benefits attributed to olive oil itself:

Cheers to Wine and Olive Oil for Older Folks

August 2018, British Journal of Nutrition We already knew that the Mediterranean diet is able to reduce the risk of mortality in the general population, but we did not know whether it would be the same specifically for people 65 and older. Now data from Moli-sani Study clearly show that...

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How to Get America on the Mediterranean Diet

How to Get America on the Mediterranean Diet An editorial by the New York Times on July 19, 2018 revisited the 1953 Mediterranean Diet Case Study on the Greek island of Crete: Weight-loss fads and eating trends come and go, but the so-called Mediterranean diet has stood fast. “Among all...

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Health Benefits of Olive Oil and Olive Extracts

February 2017 A recent University of Florida Report (https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FS/FS28200.pdf) reiterated that substituting olive oil, particularly virgin olive, for other fats and oils, is a positive step towards good health. Consuming olive oil may help reduce your risk of cancer, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Among its references...

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No Low Fat Mediterranean Diet

No Low Fat Mediterranean Diet 20 July 2016 Dr. Hanna Bloomfield, a physician, researcher and Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and her team found that people who followed a Mediterranean diet with unrestricted fat (so none of this uber low-fat silliness) had a lower risk...

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