Could wild olive oil have health benefits to rival its cultivated counterpart? An animal study from the University of Seville shows that oil from the ancient Acebuche olive species could reduce arterial hypertension.
Using a nanocarrier delivery system, the olive oil-derived extract Hydroxytyrosol can act as a protective agent against Parkinson’s-related neurodegeneration, according to a new study from the Centre for Nutraceuticals, University of Westminster.
A study on a standardized olive fruit extract shows promise for consumers at risk of arterial stiffness, as measured by a reduction in triglycerides. The extract showed less effect when measured with a vascular index.
As Spanish hydroxytyrosol extract producer Genosa appoints Cambridge Commodities as its UK distributor, anecdotal evidence indicates that the interest in olive polyphenol extracts ignited five years ago by EFSA’s positive scientific opinion is far from...
Olive oil phenol hydroxytyrosol has been shown to be highly bioavailable and to lower oxidised LDL (low density lipoprotein) levels when incorporated into biscuits, suggesting functional food applications could be on the horizon for this EFSA-backed polyphenol.
Vegetables that are deep-fried in extra virgin olive oil contain more healthy phenols and antioxidants than raw or boiled vegetables - important properties that reduce the risk of cancer and type 2 diabetes, Spanish researches have found.
A phenolic compound known as oleocanthal can selectively kill cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells intact, say researchers, who suggest their novel findings may explain why olive oil is linked to decreased cancer risk.
The benefits of the Mediterranean diet have been firmly established – we all know that we should eatmore fresh fruit and vegetables, use olive oil, eat whole grains, nuts and pulses, a few dairy products and a little meat – but why do we know it?FoodNavigator...
A Mediterranean diet that includes extra-virgin olive oil or nuts may help to reverse symptoms of metabolic syndrome, but cannot be linked to prevention of developing the condition, a long-term study claims.
French raw material supplier Fytexia wants to more than double its US business within five years by bringing the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet to North America, as it opens a sales office in the New York City area and a warehouse in Salt Lake City,...
People following an energy unrestricted plant-based diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts can reduce their risk of a major cardiovascular event by 30% compared with people following a purely low-fat diet, according to a “landmark” new...
The creators of OliveHeart, a novel polyphenol-rich extra virgin olive oil claimed to help reduce oxidized LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol - a key risk factor for atherosclerosis - are promising to turn the ultra-traditional olive oil market on its head.
Japanese CoEnzymeQ10 leader, Kaneka, is finding success in new product formats like olive oil for the heart health nutrient, even as its health claims have joined the long list of rebuttals under the EU’s new uber-strict system.
Spanish firm Probeltebio has joined a growing list of players in the olive oil extract space that has been hot ever since olive extract polyphenols won a rare botanical antioxidant health claim from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
In recent months the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has come under increasing pressure to moderate its scientific approach to the assessment of health claims from parts of the industry and the academic community.
A former Italian government research project has been spun off into a start-up company specialising in naturally extracted olive oil extracts, as competition heats up in the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)-approved cardiovascular benefitting category.
Early results from a Spanish cohort study featuring 7500 people with heart disease risk have found Mediterranean diets high in virgin olive oil (VOO) and nuts are more effective in reducing heart disease event likelihood than drug treatments.
Daily doses of polyphenol-rich olive oil may boost levels of an antibody that counters oxidized LDL cholesterol, thereby reducing the risk of artery hardening and heart disease, suggest new data from a pan-European study.