Happy New Year from all of us at ACSH! We hope that 2019 has started well for all of you. Here at the American Council on Science and Health, we have been back to work, advocating for good science. Here's where our work has been featured in recent days.
New research indicates that extra-virgin olive oil may not be the pure, wholesome maiden you've been anticipating for your dinner night.
When it comes to cooking, olive oil takes the cake for nutrition, flavor, and healthy fats. So it makes sense that someone would find a reason to hate it; it's the anti-science way, after all! Internet rumors swirl about the low smoke point of olive oil and claims that reaching it is potentially toxic to your health. It isn't true, and here's why.
A recent study on how olive oil affects HDL and LDL (good and bad cholesterol in your body) has us wondering.. Is all cholesterol created equal?
A new study suggests that incorporating additional extra virgin olive oil into the Mediterranean diet seems to reduce the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.