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 Olive Wellness Institute is strictly committed to delivering evidence-based information that is based on the highest standards of research.

Our Olive Science resource contains a wealth of information relating to the health benefits of all aspects of the olive tree.

You can either choose to search our literature database, or review the individual pages, which all contain credible, evidence-based information, that is fully referenced for your benefit.

There is a wealth of high quality research available with relation to the health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the Mediterranean Diet and other aspects of the olive fruit and tree. (Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the principal culinary fat in the Mediterranean Diet).

Below, we have compiled some research articles on olive health and wellness, so you can easily find the information you may require for a paper, assessment, presentation or report.

The Olive Wellness Institute Olive Science Database contains articles which present a high quality of evidence. The Olive Wellness Institute is guided by an Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) approach, and values well-designed and well-conducted research. This allows individual health practitioners and professionals to use the best evidence when making decisions about the care of individual patients.*

* Masic I, Miokovic M, Muhamedagic B. Evidence Based Medicine – New Approaches and Challenges.Acta Inform Med. 2008;16(4):219–25.

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Adherence to a Mediterranean dietary pattern and weight gain in a follow-up study: the SUN cohort

Active components and clinical applications of olive oil

Accruing evidence on benefits of adherence to the Mediterranean diet on health: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis

A randomised, controlled trial of a dietary intervention for adults with major depression (the “SMILES” trial): study protocol.

A randomised controlled trial of dietary improvement for adults with major depression (the ‘SMILES’ trial).

A modified Mediterranean intervention for adults with major depression: dietary protocol and feasibility data from the SMILES trial

A Mediterranean-style dietary intervention supplemented with fish oil improves diet quality and mental health in people with depression: A randomized controlled trial (HELFIMED)

A 3 years follow-up of a Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil is associated with high plasma antioxidant capacity and reduced body weight gain

The Effects of an Olive Fruit Polyphenol-Enriched Yogurt on Body Composition, Blood Redox Status

Potential of olive oil phenols as chemopreventive and therapeutic agents against cancer: a review of in vitro studies

Olive oil has a beneficial effect on impaired glucose regulation and other cardiometabolic risk factors

Olive oil consumption, BMI, and risk of obesity in Spanish adults

Morbidity mortality paradox’ of Greek-born Australians: possible dietary contributors

Monounsaturated fatty acids, olive oil and health status: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies

Influence of Heat on Biological Activity and Concentration of Oleocanthal: a Natural Anti-inflammatory Agent in Virgin Olive Oil

In vitro effects of extracts of extra virgin olive oil on human colon cancer cell