Launch of world-first Olive Wellness Institute

Did you know the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of stroke, Type 2 diabetes, peripheral artery disease and breast cancer?

Today, a world-first online science repository on the health benefits of olive products, the Olive Wellness Institute, has launched, providing information and scientific data supporting the health benefits of olive tree products.

Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos, Head of the School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, and Chair of the OWI’s advisory panel is urging Australians to subscribe for free.

“Given the abundant misinformation on the health benefits of foods, ingredients and supplements, a collaborative organisation like the OWI will offer healthcare professionals, scientists, academics and members of the general public, invaluable access to evidence-based information about EVOO and other olive products.

“I have been researching the impact of the Mediterranean diet for more than 20 years, and EVOO forms the basis of the dietary advice I provide to patients with heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases,” said Prof Itsiopoulos.

Another Professor, Avni Sali AM, who is the founding Director of the National Institute of Integrative Medicine, Swinburne University, Melbourne, and known as Australia’s founding father of integrative medicine, is also a vocal proponent of the benefits of EVOO.

“The OWI is an essential medical resource designed to inform doctors about the benefits of olive products – an often little understood area.

“I always advise consumption of EVOO in my consultations with chronically ill patients. However, olive oil is not only valuable for the chronically ill – any patient can benefit from consuming EVOO in their diet,” Prof Sali said.

“Studies have found that EVOO can protect against cancer, high blood pressure and a host of age-related diseases, including cardiovascular, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It’s beneficial for brain and bone health, too.”

Subscribers can access:

  • Regularly updated news and articles relating to olive nutrition, health and wellness.
  • An easily searchable and comprehensive olive science database featuring prominent recent research findings.
  • An expert library listing designed to facilitate queries and research collaboration.
  • A list of relevant olive events worldwide.

New subscribers can also download a free olive health and wellness e-book, containing comprehensive information about the history and science behind olive products.

Subscribe today for free by clicking here.

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