Οlympia Health & Nutrition Awards 2019

Great Announcements on the beneficial properties of olive oil at the Olympia health and nutrition International Awards ceremony in the Old Parliament in Athens.

Great Announcements on the beneficial properties of olive oil at the Olympia health and nutrition International Awards 2019 ceremony in the Old Parliament in Athens.The Olympia Health & Nutrition awards were awarded at a special event held in the Old Parliament on 12 May 2019 organized by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the World Olive Center for Health (WOCH), a nonprofit organization, having as mission to raise financially the whole olive sector internationally.The award ceremony took place in the framework of the events of the European program INTERREG MED “ARISTOIL”, in which Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Italy and Croatia participate under the scientific supervision of Professor Prokopios Magiatis and which is coordinated by EGTC “Efxini Poli” with the cooperation of the Region of Peloponnese.It should be noted that the awards are given solely on the basis of the concentration of the health protective substances of the European Health Claim Regulation and are awarded to producers for their care for the production and promotion of olive oil as a product for the protection of human health.This year the competition involved 1569 samples of olive oil from 8 countries. The best producers from Greece (Choumerianos Alexandros, Crete), Croatia (Morovic), Italy (Dicara), Spain and Cyprus (ATSAS OP) were awarded.

In parallel, more than 300 producers and scientists attended very important scientific announcements on the results of experimental and clinical trials with high phenolic olive oil.

Specialized scientists from Harvard (Stefanos Kales), University of California (Dan Flynn), Auburn University (Amal Kaddoumi), University of Louisiana (Sayed Khalid) and academics from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Prokopis Magiatis, Eleni Melliou), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Magda Tsolaki), University of Peloponnese (Paola Rojas), Harokopio University (Tzortzis Nomikos) and University of Cyprus (Wozniak Greta) presented their recent scientific studies related to olive oil and health.

For the first time, very important results from two American universities were announced regarding the action of high phenolic olive oil and its active ingredients, in particular oleocanthal, which showed that they can inhibit the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer in experimental animals while it has been shown that they can be used in synergy with classical drugs with even more positive results.

Particularly important were the announcements on the effect of high phenolic olive oil on patients with mild cognitive impairment and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, and also the announcement of the beginning of three trials in patients with multiple sclerosis, with diabetes and to athletes regarding the effect on stamina.

The high phenolic olive oils that were used in the clinical studies in the US and Greece were selected among thousands of samples by the University of Athens and the team of Professor Prokopios Magiatis. All studies were funded by donors through the World Olive Center for Health.

In the first study, performed under the supervision of Professor Magda Tsolaki in Univ. of Thessaloniki, Chalkidiki early harvest oil with a high phenolic content (donation from Ioannis and Evi Prodromou, YIANNIS) showed that it can reduce certain categories of symptoms in patients with mild cognitive impairment (precursor stage of Alzheimer’s disease) after daily consumption of 40 gr for almost two whole years, compared with the control group that did not receive any specially selected olive oil. Already from the first year of the study, the results of which were announced last year, it has been shown that high phenolic olive oil provides protection to the central nervous system confirming the studies conducted in experimental animals at various universities around the world.

In the second study, performed under the supervision of Professor Rojas (University of Peloponnese), olive oil rich in oleocanthal from the Lianolia Corfu variety (donated by the Dafnis family, The Governor) was given for a period of three months up to 1.5 years in a total of 30 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or monoclonal gammopathy of unspecified significance at such a stage of the disease that chemotherapy was not yet necessary. The striking results showed a decrease or stabilization of white blood cells, a specific death of cancer cells and a fall in cancer markers in a significant number of patients. At the same time, olive oil improved a series of biochemical indices without any negative effect on patients. This year’s results confirmed the initials announced last year in a smaller number of patients and give great optimism for the future. This is the first time that there are so strong indications about the healing properties of high oleocanthal olive oil in oncology patients and not only in experimental animals.

In her closing speech, the president of the World Olive Center for Health Dr. Eleni Melliou, emphasized that there is now a major change in the way the international scientific community faces the beneficial properties of high phenolic olive oil for health. It is of course necessary to continue in Greece and the USA the studies that have begun and invited the hundreds of producers who attended the ceremony to support the financing of the clinical studies through the non-profit organization, while at the same time announced two special scholarships to PhD students to support research through funding from the Leventis Foundation and one scholarship from LIVA SA.

Awards list

  • ANDROULAKIS EFTICHIOS PAMAKO MOUNTAIN BIO EVOO
  • VISKOVIC MARIA
  • VLACHOS LAMBROS
  • DAFNIS G&S THE GOVERNOR
  • IOANNIS EVANGELINAKIS – AGIOS NIKOLAOS CRETA
  • THANATSIS GEORGIOS
  • THERIANOS FAMILY OLTHER
  • KRIMNIANIOTIS NIKOLAOS LIVA
  • BIO CRETAN OLIVE OIL LTD “CRITIDA”
  • LAMPROPOULOS ILIAS
  • LIMNIOTIS KONSTANTINOS
  • MATHIOPOULOS GEORGE THE GREEK OLIVE ESTATE – DROP OF LIFE ORGANIC
  • MARTINOU IOANNA HOLY OIL KORONEIKI-ASKOUTHA-KOLOVI
  • KATERINA MAVRIDOU EU(H)ELAION OLIVE OIL
  • MELLOS IOANNIS
  • MELLOS KONSTANTINOS
  • MICHELAKIS IOANNIS DIVA
  • HYPERELEON- GRACELAND
  • BAKLIS IOANNIS
  • BOTSAS ARISTEIDIS
  • SAKKAS DIMITRIOS
  • SAKOUFAKIS ZOIS
  • SGOUROU MARIA
  • SKOPARANTZOS KONSTANTINOS
  • STAIKOS KONSTANTINOS
  • TITAKH ELISSAVET ELIAMA DAILY VALUE GOLD
  • FASSOULAKIS DIMITRIOS MATALA VALLEY VILLAGE
  • CHOUMERIANOS ALEXANDROS
  • THERMASSIA DIMITRA
  • ANDRIOTIS S.A. OE
  • ἔλαιον BIO GREEN OLIVE OIL
  • ARSENIS KRITON-KOYRTIKAKΙ MARIZA
  • VANTARIS EMMANOUIL
  • VARAKLAS EVAGGELOS Delicious Crete
  • VENAKIS ANDREAS ARKALE
  • VIOKALLIERGITES SITEIAS SA
  • VOULITSIOTIS IOANNIS & PETROS
  • GARGOULAKIS STAVROS
  • GAROFALLOS DIMITRIS
  • GEORGARAKIS ANASTASIOS
  • GOUNELIS IOANNIS
  • GYPARAKIS PAVLOS
  • DAVID GEORGIOS
  • DEVELEKOS GEORGIOS
  • DEVELEKOS GEORGIOS
  • DEVELEKOS NIKOLAOS
  • DENTAKOS K.- KAPERONI E. Ltd
  • DIAVATIS KONSTANTINOS LAND OF CORFU
  • DIAMANTOPOULOS IOANNIS OLEO
  • BABIS DOUKAKIS PHENOIL HONEST OLIVE OIL GROUP AG
  • EMMANOUIL SOFIA
  • ZOTOU ELENI WILD ATHOS GOLDEN TREE
  • IERONIMAKIS EMMANOUIL
  • KAMPITAKIS EMMANOUIL MINAS
  • E-LA-WON
  • KASELL
  • KLAMPANOS DIMITRIS
  • KOKKINAKIS GEORGIOS PASIPHAE
  • KOKKINELIS EMMANOUIL
  • DIVINUS
  • KORONTINI EVAGGELIA
  • KORONTINIS IOANNIS
  • KTENIADAKIS STYLIANOS Cretan olive oil pot
  • KYPRIOTI STAVROULA-MARIA
  • KONSTANTAKAKI AIKATERINI – KOUNELAKIS CHRYSOVALADIS
  • KONSTAS NIKOLAOS
  • KOSTELENOS IOANNIS
  • KOSTOPOULOS ARISTOTELIS
  • LANTINIOTIS LYKOYRGOS
  • LEDAKI IOANNA
  • LIVADIOTIS KONSTANTINOS ELAIOTRIVEIO LIVADIOTI
  • LADOLOGIC
  • LOUIZOU MARIA
  • LYMPERIS GEORGIOS
  • ManOlio
  • MAMMASSIS KONSTANTINOS OF DREAM AND KNOWLEDGE
  • MARANTOS PANAGIOTIS
  • MARINOPOULOS ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗΣ ELEAGNOS KORONEIKI-LIANOLIA
  • FREIDRICH BLAUEL & SIA EPE
  • MELISSINOS ESTATE
  • PROESTAKIS GEORGIOS ZIRO ELAIOLADO SITIAS
  • MOUSSADAKOU CH. – MOUSSADAKOS P. OE
  • BOLETI CHARALAMPIA
  • MIONIS NΙSSIM ARI KORONEIKI
  • MOROS IOANNIS
  • NIKOLOULIA PANAGIOTA ELEGEIA KORONEIKI
  • OIKONOMOU ELENI
  • PARASKEVOPOULOU ELEFTHERIA
  • PETROPOULOS KONSTANTINOS – DOXIADI ANTHI
  • POTOU KONSTANTINOS GREEN LINE
  • POULIKAKOS KONSTANTINOS
  • POULIKAKOS PANTOLEON STAVROULA PANAGIOTA-MARIA
  • YANNI’S OLIVE GROVE – YANNI’S FINEST
  • LACONIAN LEGACY
  • SAMIOTAKI PELAGIA
  • SARMAS H.- GIANNOPOULOS F. OE
  • SKIKOS N. DIMITRIOS
  • OLIVE GROVES SPANAKIS
  • STAIKOS K.G.
  • STAMATAKOU OLIVE GROVES
  • STELLOU EVAGGELIA
  • OLEOMANIA-TZAMALIS
  • TZATZANAS STYLIANOS
  • TITAKH ELISSAVET ELIAMA DAILY VALUE GOLD
  • LIOCLADI TOLERIS  FAMILY
  • TSAGKARELIS DIMITRIOS ENELLANION MON/PI IKE
  • TSAKOU-MYRONAKI MARIA
  • TSANTILAS VASSILIOS
  • TSATSAROS ANARGYROS
  • TSELEPIS VASSILIOS
  • TSIAGKAS KONSTANTINOS
  • TSIKOURIS DIMITRIOS
  • PETRIANO
  • TSONIS IOANNIS
  • SOULIS – CHAIKALIS & CO LTD, “ARISTEON”
  • FANOURGAKIS FAMILY EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL PDO MESSARA ORGANIC
  • SPARTA GROVES
  • AGGELOPOULOU-TSIMPIDOU
  • AGGELOU ATHANASIOS
  • AGROVIM SA
  • AGRIODIMAS IOANNIS Agria Gea
  • AGROTIKOS SYNETAIRISMOS AGION APOSTOLON
  • AGROTIKOS SYNETAIRISMOS POTAMOU KITHIRON “Κythariston”
  • SYNETAIRISMOS LIVADIOU KITHIRON
  • ADAMIDIS ARISTOTELIS
  • ADAMOPOULOS OLIVE GROVES FRIXA-KALYVAKIA, OLYMPIA
  • ADIKIMENAKI MARIA
  • ANASTASOPOULOS ILIAS
  • ANASTASOPOULOS IOANNIS
  • ANASTASOPOULOS KONSTANTINOS
  • ANASTASOPOULOU ELENI
  • ANDRIANOU MARIA
  • ANESTI PANAGIOTA
  • APOSTOLAKOS GEORGIOS
  • ARVANITIS ILIAS
  • ARETAKIS GEORGIOS
  • PHYSIS OF CRETE – KORONA ASMARIANAKI FAMILY ESTATE
  • AVDIKOS VASILIOS
  • VASILOPOULOS SPILIOS
  • VEVES IOANNIS
  • VENERI EIRINI
  • VITLIS PARIS
  • VOLIOTIS APOSTOLOS
  • OLIVE MILL GAVRILI
  • GARANTZIOTIS IOANNIS
  • GERONTZOS NEKTARIOS INFINITE LIFE POLYPHENOLIC PRODUCTS
  • GEM PROPERTIES A.E
  • GIALITAKIS KONSTANTINOS KRETART
  • GIANNOPOULOS FILIPPAS
  • GARDIAKOS GEORGE
  • GKIONI EUAGGELIA
  • GKOGKAS VASILIOS
  • GOTSIS DIMITRIS
  • DAVEROS GEORGIOS
  • DEMESLIS ATHANASIOS MYROLION
  • DIMARAKIS ARISTEIDIS
  • DIMITRIADI CHLOE BIOLEA
  • DOGRAMATZHS GEORGIOS
  • OLIVE GROVES OF HOLY GREAT MONASTERY OF VATOPEDI
  • EVAGGELINAKIS GEORGIOS
  • ZIOGA ANNA
  • ZORIS THEODOROS BIOTRIXWNIS KOUTSOURELIA
  • THEODOROPOULOS THEODOROS KLONOS OIL P.C
  • KALLIMANI KYRIAKI
  • KALOGIANNIS NIKOLAOS
  • KANAKAKIS MICHAIL
  • KANAKIS & SIA OE
  • KAPASSOURIS GEORGIOS
  • KAPETANOPOULOS PANAGIOTIS
  • PELAGROS-KARAGIANNIS NIKOLAOS
  • KARAPATAKIS ANTONIOS KARAPATAKI VASILIKI
  • KARAPATA BR.
  • KARATSALOS IOANNIS
  • KARGAS GEORGIOS
  • KAROUMPALIS S.A. – “ORISON”
  • KATSAVELA STAMATINA
  • BADOER
  • KOYNTATZIS ATHANASIOS
  • KOLYVAS PETROS GREEK COORPERATIVE OLIVE OIL SA
  • KOROMILA STAVROULA
  • KORONTINIS IOANNIS
  • CATSACOULIS S.A.
  • KOYMOYTSOS PANAGIOTIS
  • KOUTSODONTIS PETROS
  • KRIKA STAVROULA
  • KRIKAS NIKITAS
  • KONSTANTOUROS ATHANASIOS
  • LAS PALAIOPANAGIA
  • LIAROS VICTOR
  • LOURANTOU BR. KYTHELLIA
  • MAGIONOU F. & SIA OE
  • MAGGANA PANAGIOTA
  • MAMELETZIS DIMITRIS
  • MARAGKOS VASSILIOS
  • MARANTOS THEODOROS
  • VIVIE MARCOMICHELAKIS VOLVI ESTATE
  • MAROULIS DIMITRIOS
  • MASTROGIANNAKIS STELIOS
  • MELLOS VASSILIOS
  • MELLOU SOFIA
  • MPELOGIANNIS KONSTANTINOS
  • BOVIS ATHANASIOS BOVIS FAMILY
  • BOLLAS NIKOLAOS
  • BOUZALA FOTINI
  • BOUKA MARIA
  • BOURA SPYRIDOULA ANIUS
  • BOURIKA AGGELIKH
  • BOURIKAS KONSTANTINOS
  • XYNOGALAS PANTELIS
  • IERO KOINOVIO EVAGGELISMOS THEOTOKOU ORMYLIA
  • OIKONOMOU IOANNIS
  • PAZARLI PANAGIOTA
  • PANTAZOPOULOS DIONISIOS
  • PAPADAKI EUMORFIA
  • PAPADOPOULOS IOANNIS
  • PAPADOPOULOU VIRGINIA
  • PAPANIKOLAOU ARISTEIDIS
  • PAPPAS FOTIOS
  • PARASKEUOPOULOS IOANNIS
  • PALLA DIONISSIA & Co LP “RIZA LP”
  • PATRICOUNACOU STAVROULA
  • PETROPOULOS DIMITRIOS
  • PIERRAKOS IOANNIS
  • PRENTOULIS SPYRIDON NORTH CORFU OLIVEGROVE
  • PROESTAKIS NIKOS
  • PROTOPSALTIS MICHALIS
  • RALLIS IOANNIS
  • REKLITI FOTINI
  • ROUMANA VASILIKI
  • ROUMANAS PANAGIOTIS
  • SAKELLAROPOULOS ORGANIC FARMING
  • SALIGKARIAS IOANNIS
  • SKALTSAS DIMITRIOS
  • SKOULI ANNA SEVEN VIRTUES IKE
  • SOURTZI AGGELIKI
  • SOTIRALIS PARASKEVAS – Elea’s Poema ODE1
  • TELEMES KONSTANTINOS
  • TZANETOU EVAGGELIA
  • TOMAROPANAGIOTIS VASILIS
  • TOYRNAVITIS KONSTANTINOS – PAVLOU KONSTANTINOS
  • TRAPEZIOTIS DIMITRIOS BIOTRIXWNIS KALAMON
  • TRATSELA MARIA
  • TSIGKA GRIGORIA
  • TSOLAKIS IOANNIS
  • TSONIS GRIGORIS
  • TSONIS MARINOS
  • FOYRNODAYLOS ATHANASIOS
  • “AGROKTIMA KAR-MA  / BAUERNHOF  KAR-MA
  • MATA FOTOPOULOU / KARL-HEINZ MOELLER”
  • CHATZIS DIMOS – HELLENIC ORGANIC OLIVE GROVES
  • CHRISTOPOULOS ARISTEIDIS
  • PSYCHARIS TASSOS
  • PSYCHARIS ORESTIS
  • PSYCHARIS IOANNIS
  • PSYCHARIS NIKOLAOS
  • KALOTI ERION
  • SERGIO MARTINEZ CONTRERAS
  • TERRA CRETA
  • STRAKKA

  • ATSAS

  • FILIPPOU IOANNIS
  • CHATZIKONSTANTINOY MARIA
  • TSOULLI STAVROS
  • CHRISTODOULOU SPYRIDON CLEANTHI
  • AGROKTIMA GEOFILOS LTD
  • Bio Olive Farm/Terra Oliva
  • ANDREOU NIKOS
  • ARTEMIOU KOSTAKIS
  • GIORGOS MANOLI
  • GLAFKOS SXIZAS
  • ZACHARIAS KAIMAKLIOTIS
  • ANTONIS HLIA
  • NIKANDROS ILIOFOTOU
  • MICHALIS KAMPERIS
  • ANDREAS KATZIS
  • KOUNTAMARIS CHRISTAKIS
  • KOUTSOU TAKIS
  • MARIA KYRIAKOU
  • THOMAS KONSTANTINOU / A. Konteatis Georgiki ltd
  • LYSIOTI MARIA
  • ZANTIS MAKRIS
  • LOIZOS PATSALOS
  • SPIROU CHRISTOS / TRIFILLARIS LTD
  • CHARI CHARILAOS
  • CHATZICHRISTOU DIMITRIS
  • CHRISTODOULOU SOCRATES
  • CHRISTOFOROU CHARIS / TO PERIVOLI TOY THODOROU
  • KRIMNIANIOTIS NIKOLAOS – LIVA

  • POTOU CONSTANTIN

  • BERKELEY OLIVE GROVES

  • MANCINI JOHN

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