Health Studies

When it comes to health benefits, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is a delicate subject. The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) has started studying the question more closely and recently released a statement about its potential health benefits that you can consult here.

Although studies tend to exhibit positive results, please keep in mind that although extra virgin olive oil is mostly composed of monounsaturated fat (“Good fat”), it is still fat, and thus should be consumed with moderation (we know, it is so good that it is hard to resist, we have the same problem).

Research linking EVOO to heart diseases

  • How EVOO helps reduce risk of cardiovascular disease: link here.
  • A general study about EVOO benefits on human health: link here.

Research linking EVOO to cancer

  • EVOO may help fight breast cancer: link here.
  • Oleocanthal, found in Extra virgin olive oil, helps fight cancer cells: link here.
  • And its effect on colorectal cancer: link here.

And more studies

  • How EVOO helps fight type II diabetes: link here.
  • It also helps to prevent Alzeihmer’s disease: link here.
  • How EVOO helps fight frailty: link here.

The Mediterranean diet

Where it all started. The American physiologist Ancel Keys and his wife Margaret spent 50 years studying eating patterns in 7 countries. Read about it here: