Yannis Prodromou accepting an award on behalf of Yanni's Olive Grove

Animal studies have suggested extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) may help fight off Alzheimer’s disease. Now the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and Yanni's Olive Grove have begun a clinical trial in humans to evaluate the effect of EVOO on amnesic patients diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, which leads to Alzheimer’s.

Hand pouring a spoonful of OLEO olive oil from a medicine bottle

Two Greek entrepreneurs have presented a new product: very healthy organic Greek extra virgin olive oil in a 150 ml container that looks like a medicine bottle. This is no coincidence: OLEO is meant to be taken as a nutritional supplement in measured doses of 5 grams per day for its health benefits, according to the OLEO team. So one bottle lasts a month. 

Dr. Prokopios Magiatis being interviewed by TV reporter

At a workshop for Greek olive oil producers in Chania, Crete, Dr. Prokopios Magiatis and Dr. Eleni Melliou of the University of Athens discussed the health benefits of important phenols in olive oil, as well as the economic benefits some of the healthiest extra virgin olive oils in the world could bring their producers and the steps required to make them.

Marilyn Harding (face only)

By Guest Contributor Marilyn Harding

First Published in The Huffington Post

Many things have been written about the health benefits of Greek High Phenolic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) recently. For over 3,000 years the health benefits of EVOO have been celebrated and marketed; from the time of the first Olympic games to the most recent clinical studies.

Small bowls of olive oil and olives

Olive oil is good for us! Articles about the ever-growing number of scientific studies providing evidence for the various health benefits of extra virgin olive oil pop up in the mainstream press and medical journals so frequently these days that it’s hard to keep track of all of them. I provide links to a selection of some of the best, most useful articles.

Olive Oil Health Benefits Web Links