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Can Extra Virgin Olive Oil Help Us Fight COVID-19?

Can Extra Virgin Olive Oil Help Us Fight COVID-19? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

We know we should eat nutritious foods to stay well, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. Many also realize extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) offers numerous health benefits, so it can play a vital role in a healthy diet. While no food has been proven to prevent or treat COVID-19, some evidence suggests EVOO could help us combat the novel coronavirus.

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Study Says Cutting Saturated Fat Doesn’t Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Study Says Cutting Saturated Fat Doesn’t Reduce Heart Disease Risk | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
A study found that restricting saturated fat in the diet doesn’t protect against heart disease, reigniting the debate among doctors over the issue. Instead of concentrating on a single nutrient, the authors recommended a more holistic approach to health, which includes following the Mediterranean diet supplemented with large quantities of olive oil.
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Nutrition: pourquoi les Africains «doivent être attentifs» à la hausse du CO2

Nutrition: pourquoi les Africains «doivent être attentifs» à la hausse du CO2 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Les émissions de CO2 influent aussi sur la qualité des aliments que nous ingérons. Les carences en zinc, fer et protéines des habitants du continent africain devraient aller en s'accroissant à l'horizon 2050, de pair avec la hausse de la concentration de gaz carbonique dans l'air. Notamment au nord, au sud et à l'est du continent. Explications du chercheur américain Matthew Smith.

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Med Diet Protects Teens From Abdominal Obesity

Med Diet Protects Teens From Abdominal Obesity | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Studies in thousands of adults have highlighted the protective role of the Mediterranean diet on abdominal obesity and a slew of other metabolic syndrome characteristics. But, even though evidence in adults abounds, the number of studies in adolescents that have examined the same beneficial effects has been disappointingly low.
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