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Lower risk of cognitive impairment associated with Mediterranean diet

Multiple studies have shown an inverse association between a good quality diet and the onset or deterioration of mental diseases and cognitive function. This study in particular with 7,756 participants found protective associations attributed to vegetable and nut intakes. Additionally, participants who better adhered to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of cognitive impairment […]

Olive oil or extra virgin olive oil?

A recent systematic review1 of 13 clinical trials involving more than 600 participants found a dose-response relationship between the amount of phenolic components in olive oil and its effect on cardiovascular risk factors. More specifically, the authors found that, compared to refined olive oil, extra virgin olive oil, with a higher phenolic acid content, was […]