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Dietary patterns
A systematic review of the association between dietary patterns and health-related quality of life

Traditional Old Dietary Pattern of Castellana Grotte (Apulia) Is Associated with Healthy Outcomes

Olive oil varieties and ripening stages containing the antioxidants hydroxytyrosol and derivatives in compliance with EFSA health claim

The Role of Individual Knowledge in Functional Olive Oil Preferences: Does Self-Coherence Lead to Different Health Attributes Perception?

Application of High Resolution Mass Spectrometric methods coupled with chemometric techniques in olive oil authenticity studies - A review

Wolffia globosa–Mankai Plant-Based Protein Contains Bioactive Vitamin B12 and Is Well Absorbed in Humans

The Influence of Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet among Children and Their Parents in Relation to Childhood Overweight/Obesity: A Cross-Sectional Study in Greece

The association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and childhood obesity; the role of family structure: Results from an epidemiological study in 1728 Greek students

Musculoskeletal pain
Effects of Nutritional Interventions in the Control of Musculoskeletal Pain: An Integrative Review

Effects of a Mediterranean diet on blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and observational studies

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a virtual community of practice to improve the empowerment of patients with ischaemic heart disease: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial

Incidence and regression of metabolic syndrome in a representative sample of the Spanish population: results of the cohort study

Endothelial dysfunction in neuroprogressive disorders-causes and suggested treatments

Atopic dermatitis
Comparing the Therapeutic Effects of Aloe vera and Olive Oil Combination Cream versus Topical Betamethasone for Atopic Dermatitis: A Randomized Double-blind Clinical Trial

Chemical mixtures
Receptor-based in vitro activities to assess human exposure to chemical mixtures and related health impacts

Mediterranean Diet Adherence among Preschoolers and its Association with Parents’ Beliefs, Attitudes, and Practices

Clustering Patterns of Physical Fitness, Physical Activity, Sedentary, and Dietary Behavior among School Children

Adherence to Dietary Recommendations, Nutrient Intake Adequacy and Diet Quality among Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Patients: Results from the GreeCF Study

Fatty acids
Dietary Fatty Acids in Postprandial Triglyceride-Rich Lipoproteins Modulate Human Monocyte-Derived Dendritic Cell Maturation and Activation

The Fatty Acid Composition of Human Follicular Fluid Is Altered by a 6-Week Dietary Intervention That Includes Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Other news
Study Suggests Olive Oil Helps Prevent Arterial Disease, Pomace Oil Might Worsen It
Olive oil varieties and ripening stages containing the antioxidants hydroxytyrosol and derivatives in compliance with EFSA health claim



The Mediterranean diet, a traditional dietary pattern of the Mediterranean region, encompasses numerous cultural variations. The dietary intake from the rural area of Apulia, Italy has been collected in a population-based cohort study for the past two decades. A study was conducted in this cohort to describe and analyse dietary intake in association with biomarker profiles. The study population showed remarkable stability across dietary intake, particularly high intakes of vegetables, fruit, and local pasta, as well as anthropometric measures, blood pressure, and biochemical markers. Furthermore, with the use of repeated measures, olive oil was inversely correlated with HDL-cholesterol.
The benefits of a Mediterranean diet go beyond their nutritional value. Olive oil, as a staple food item along with other key elements of this dietary pattern, have been linked to improvements in health related quality of life (HRQoL). This subjective assessment of well-being has been strongly associated with various “Healthy” dietary patterns in this systematic review of 13 research articles. Researchers conclude that the Mediterranean diet in particular has a positive impact on not only physical well-being, but also mental well-being. Furthermore, unhealthy dietary patterns such as those high in saturated fats and refined carbohydrates are inversely associated with self-perceived health.
Another systematic review with a meta-analysis on the effects of the Mediterranean diet on blood pressure was conducted among randomized controlled trials and observational studies. The investigators used a random-effects meta-analysis to observe that Mediterranean diet interventions reduced systolic blood pressure by a mean -1.4 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure by -1.5 mmHg versus the controls. Greater reductions in blood pressure were observed for longer study interventions and higher baseline systolic blood pressure. In addition, observational studies observed 13% lower odds of developing hypertension among higher Mediterranean diet adherence compared to lower adherence.
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