The olive tree – nature’s ancient source of health and wellness

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The Olive Wellness Institute is a science repository on the nutrition, health and wellness benefits of olives and olive products, which is all subject to extensive peer review. The institute is guided by scientific experts that specialise in the nutrition, health and wellness benefits related to olive products.

This website is intended to be the go to source of credible information relating to the nutrition, health and wellness benefits of olives and olive products, such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil and other products derived from the olive tree.

 

Olive Health and Wellness

The olive tree is nature’s ancient source of health and wellness – it is naturally rich in healthy compounds. It is one of the oldest known cultivated trees in the world, and in many countries has been used for various health and wellness purposes since antiquity.

 

Our Mission

To increase awareness of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and other olive products by gathering, sharing and promoting expert, credible and evidence-based information on their nutrition, health and wellness benefits.

Our Promise
The Olive Wellness Institute is based on the following guiding principles:

EVIDENCE-BASED
The Olive Wellness Institute is strictly committed to delivering evidence-based information informed by high-level research standards.
EXPERTISE
The Olive Wellness Institute is guided by world-renowned experts in the fields of nutrition, health and wellness, and the information is developed by leading scientists, researchers and health professionals who have research expertise in olives, olive oil and its uses in traditional diets.
CREDIBILITY
All information developed and distributed by the Olive Wellness Institute is subject to extensive review by the Advisory Panel as a result of our evidence based, science-first approach.

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Latest articles

22/05/2018

Beneficial effects of polyphenol-rich Olive Oil in patients with early atherosclerosis

Article citation: Widmer RJ, Flammer AJ, Sexton J, et al. Beneficial effects of polyphenol-rich Olive Oil in…

22/05/2018

Mediterranean Diet and Cardiovascular Health: Teachings of the PREDIMED Study

Article citation: Ros E, Martinez-Gonzalez MA, Estruch R, et at. Mediterranean Diet and Cardiovascular Health: Teachings of…

22/05/2018

Extravirgin Olive Oil Consumption Reduces Risk of Atrial Fibrillation The PREDIMED (Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea) Trial

Article citation: Martinez-Gonzalez MA, Toledo E, Aros F, et al.  Extra virgin Olive Oil Consumption Reduces Risk…

22/05/2018

Extra virgin olive oil use is associated with improved post-prandial blood glucose and LDL cholesterol in healthy subjects

Article citation: Violi F, Loffredo L, Angelico F, et al. Extra virgin olive oil use is associated…

22/05/2018

Effect of Flavonoids on Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Adults at Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review

Article citation: Effect of Flavonoids on Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Adults at Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A…

22/05/2018

MediterrAsian Diet Products That Could Raise HDL-Cholesterol: A Systematic Review

Article citation: Rondanelli M, Gaicosa, A, Morazzoni P, et al. MediterrAsian Diet Products That Could Raise HDL-Cholesterol:…

22/05/2018

Mediterranean diet has high anti-inflammatory potential and improves diet quality compared to conventional low-fat diet

Summary: The dietary inflammatory index (DII) is a score which can be applied to someone’s diet to…

21/05/2018

Secoiridoids delivered as olive leaf extract induce acute improvements in human vascular function and reduction of an inflammatory cytokine: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial

Article citation: Lockyer S, Corona G, Yaqoob P, et al. Secoiridoids delivered as olive leaf extract induce…

21/05/2018

Impact of Virgin Olive Oil and Phenol-Enriched Virgin Olive Oils on the HDL Proteome in Hypercholesterolemic Subjects: A Double Blind, Randomized, Controlled, Cross-Over Clinical Trial (VOHF Study)

Article citation: Pedret A, Catalan U, Fernandez-Castillejo, et al. Impact of Virgin Olive Oil and Phenol-Enriched Virgin…

21/05/2018

Anti-Inflammatory Effects of the Mediterranean Diet in the Early and Late Stages of Atheroma Plaque Development

Article citation: Casas R, Urpi-Sarda M, Sacanella E, et al. Anti-Inflammatory Effects of the Mediterranean Diet in…

Latest news

American Producers Win Record Number of Awards

Source: Olive Oil Times American Producers Win Record Number of Awards After a successful year at the NYI…

The IOC press review…

Source: International Olive Council The IOC press review… Here is the latest IOC press review: http://w…

Passion Unites Italy’s Award-Winning Producers

Source: Olive Oil Times Passion Unites Italy’s Award-Winning Producers Italian winners of the NYIOOC ha…

III International Congress on Virgin Olive Oil, Olive Trees and Health, O_LIVE! Museo Íbero, Jaén, 18–20 May 2018

Source: International Olive Council III International Congress on Virgin Olive Oil, Olive Trees and Healt…

151 Spanish Brands Among World’s Best Olive Oils

Source: Olive Oil Times 151 Spanish Brands Among World’s Best Olive Oils Three Best in Class awards and…

The olive tree: the most important tree in Jordan

Source: International Olive Council The olive tree: the most important tree in Jordan Amman – Acc…

MARKET NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2018

Source: International Olive Council MARKET NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2018 The 51st meeting of the Advisory…

3 Good Reasons to Love the Mediterranean Diet

Source: Oldways 3 Good Reasons to Love the Mediterranean Diet 3 Good Reasons to Love the Mediterranean Di…

Reports Find Olive Oil Companies Struggling in Spain and Italy

Source: Olive Oil Times Reports Find Olive Oil Companies Struggling in Spain and Italy Two independent re…

Olive Oil production and consumption up by 1 million tonnes in the last 25 years

Source: International Olive Council Olive Oil production and consumption up by 1 million tonnes in the la…

Olive Wellness Institute Advisory Panel

 

The Olive Wellness Institute has an expert Advisory Panel, to provide insight and guidance, and to ensure a high level of scientific direction. The functions of the Advisory Panel members are to provide evidence-based guidance to the Olive Wellness Institute, to ensure:

  • The Olive Wellness Institute is viewed as a highly credible, evidence-based source of olive nutrition, health and wellness information.
  • All information that is prepared and released by the Olive Wellness Institute is credible, non-biased and scientifically sound.
  • Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos

    Head of School, School of Allied Health at LaTrobe University.

  • Associate Professor Mary Flynn

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinical) at Brown University.

  • Dr. Simon Poole

    Qualifications: MBBS DRCOG About: Dr Simon Poole MBBS DRCOG is a Cambridge…

  • Professor Russell Keast

    Professor at Deakin University.

  • Dr. Michael Kingsley

    Lead academic Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology at La Trobe University

  • Dr. Selina Wang

    Research director of the UC Davis Olive Center

  • Dr. Flavia Fayet-Moore

    Registered Nutritionist and Accredited Practising Dietitian

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