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Chronic Diseases

The contribution of diet preference to the disease course in children with familial Mediterranean fever: a cross-sectional study.

Cardio-Metabolic Effects of High-Fat Diets and Their Underlying Mechanisms-A Narrative Review.

Effects of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and the Traditional Brazilian Diet on Sarcopenia in Severe Obesity: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Gut Microbiome

The Gut Microbiome Modifies the Protective Effects of a Mediterranean Diet Against Cardiometabolic Disease Risk

Healthy Ageing

Are legume-based recipes an appropiate source of nutrients for healthy aging? A prospective cohort study.

Dietary patterns are related to cognitive functioning in elderly enriched with individuals at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Association of Baltic Sea and Mediterranean diets with frailty phenotype in older women, Kuopio OSTPRE-FPS study.

Breast Cancer

The Possible Influence of Mediterranean Diet on Extracellular Vesicle miRNA Expression in Breast Cancer Survivors.

Influence of a Multidisciplinary Program of Diet, Exercise, and Mindfulness on the Quality of Life of Stage IIA-IIB Breast Cancer Survivors.

Lifestyle and Quality of Life

Is Academic Achievement Related to Mediterranean Diet, Substance Use and Social-Cognitive Factors: Findings from Lebanese Adolescents.

Influence of a Multidisciplinary Program of Diet, Exercise, and Mindfulness on the Quality of Life of Stage IIA-IIB Breast Cancer Survivors.

Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and weight status in children: the role of parental feeding practices.

Basic research

The Mismatch of Nutrition and Lifestyle Beliefs and Actions Among Physicians: A Wake-Up Call.

Development of Fortified Citrus Olive Oils: From Their Production to Their Nutraceutical Properties on the Cardiovascular System.
Utilization of New Technologies in the Production of Pharmaceutical Olive Oil.

Influence of Harvest Time and Malaxation Conditions on the Concentration of Individual Phenols in Extra Virgin Olive Oil Related to Its Healthy Properties.

Validation of the Telephone-Administered Version of the Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener (MEDAS) Questionnaire.

Book Chapter

Diet, nutrients and the microbiome.

Other news

News “Glimpses from the Greek Olive Oil World During COVID-19” 26/04/2020
by: Lisa Radinovsky for: “Greek Liquid Gold”

News “The Latest in Olive Oil: What Buyers Should Know” 06/06/2019
by: “Mark Hamstra” for: “Specialty Food Magazine


As the interest and evidence on the health benefits of EVOO have grown, a recent randomized clinical trial included EVOO within local dietary patterns to analyze the effects of a traditional Brazilian diet + EVOO supplementation on sarcopenia and obesity markers. After 12 weeks of individualized dietary interventions, researchers found significant reductions in body weight across all intervention groups. Furthermore, the findings suggested a traditional Brazilian diet significantly improved sarcopenia factors such as hand grip and walking speed.

Evidence suggests diet is a key component for the overall health and health perception of individuals with breast cancer. In this diet + exercise + mindfulness intervention among a triad of patients who survived stage IIA-IIB breast cancer observed quality of life (QOL) significantly improved. The authors attribute these results to a reduction in bodyweight and note that the subjects who attended all dietary workshops based on the Mediterranean dietary pattern had the highest improvements in QOL.

The gut microbiome consists of an array of microorganisms that vary according to dietary habits and can modify blood markers, including those associated with cardiometabolic risk. In this longitudinal analysis, the authors concluded the gut microbiome can be modified by the protective effects attributed to a healthy diet. In this study, adherence to the Mediterranean diet resulted in a higher presence of fiber-metabolizing microbes as well as a microbiome more apt for plant-derived polysaccharide degradation, short-chain fatty acid production, and secondary bile acid biosynthesis. Most notably, subjects with the highest adherence to the Mediterranean diet and a higher abundance of the microbe Prevotella copri observed the greatest improvements in cardiometabolic risk.