Category: Health Attributes

Olive Oil and Salad Combined ‘explain’ Med Diet Success.

(May 2014; source: www.bbc.com)

The combination of olive oil and leafy salad or vegetables is what gives the Mediterranean diet its healthy edge, say scientists. When these two food groups come together they form nitro fatty acids which lower blood pressure. The unsaturated fat in olive oil joins forces with the nitrite in the vegetables, the study suggests.

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Virgin olive oil may help keep blood clot-free

NEW YORK Mon Aug 20, 2007 Credit: Reuters/Dario Pignatelli NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Eating foods prepared with olive oils that are rich in phenols, substances though to have beneficial effects on the heart, may help ward off harmful blood clots in people with high cholesterol, Spanish researchers report. “Our...

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Mediterranean Diet May Help Alzheimer’s Patients Live Longer

ScienceDaily (Sep. 11, 2007) — A Mediterranean diet may help people with Alzheimer’s disease live longer than patients who eat a more traditional Western diet. The study followed 192 people with Alzheimer’s disease in New York for an average of four and a half years. During that time, 85 of...

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Compound in Mediterranean Diet Helps in Killing Cancer Cells: Study

A compound in Mediterranean diet could stop breast cancer cells from inhibiting their own death, according to a new study. Researchers from Ohio State University in the United States have suggested that a compound called apigenin, found in certain plant-based foods, alters a specific step in gene regulation and aides...

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