17 Dec

Phenols in Quality Olive Oil Suppress Breast Cancer Gene

Good quality extra-virgin olive oil contains health-relevant chemicals, ‘phytochemicals’, that can trigger cancer cell death. New research published in the open access journal BMC Cancer sheds more light on the suspected association between olive oil-rich Mediterranean diets and reductions in breast cancer risk. Javier Menendez from the Catalan Institute of Oncology and Antonio Segura-Carretero from […]

02 Oct

Olive oil the elixir of anti-aging?

By Liz Campbell & Sue Wakefield, Jeanne Calment, a French woman, holds the record for the longest confirmed lifespan. She reportedly attributed her over 122 years and remarkably youthful appearance to olive oil, which she poured on her food and rubbed into her skin. This could turn the anti-aging cosmetic industry upside down. In fact, […]

12 Jun

Good oil on taste and longevity

Know in ancient times as “juice of the gods”, olive oil has only enhanced its reputation over the years. While it may not be the ticket to immortality, there is evidence that it can lead to a longer and healthier life. “The traditional Mediterranean diet is high in olive oil and certainly there’s evidence to […]

10 Jun

Fighting cancer with olive oil

By Kim Pierce, Researchers with Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas recently partnered with their Italian counterparts in Naples to determine whether extra-virgin olive oil has anti-cancer properties. Why did they suspect EVOO, cooking celebrity Rachael Ray’s shorthand for extra-virgin olive oil? The researchers noticed that populations that follow a Mediterranean diet have a lower […]

02 May

The Top Diet . . . for Your Ticker

Which does the best job of protecting your heart: a Mediterranean-style diet or a low-fat plan? Either approach is good for your health. But the Mediterranean type gives your ticker some extra protection. Here’s how. Cholesterol Buster The Mediterranean-type diet brought cardiovascular disease risk down 15% in a recent study, versus 9% for the low-fat […]