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20Feb

Health benefits of olives and olive oil

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The health benefits of olives -- and associated natural products such as olive oil -- have long been recognized and touted by proponents of the Mediterranean diet.

20Feb

Mediterranean diet plus olive oil or nuts associated with improved cognitive function

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Supplementing the plant-based Mediterranean diet with antioxidant-rich extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts was associated with improved cognitive function in a study of older adults in Spain but the authors warn more investigation is needed, according to an article published online by 

20Feb

Olive oil on baby skin weakens natural defenses

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Using olive or sunflower oil on new born babies' skin damages the barrier which prevents water loss and blocks allergens and infections, new research led by The University of Manchester has found.