The member countries of the International Olive Council (IOC) recently approved a proposal to create a portal that gathers scientific information on the health benefits of olive oil and its products. The project, called Olive Health Information System (OHIS), is scheduled to begin in the coming months.
For this initiative, the Executive Secretariat has the support of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health of the University of Navarra, in collaboration with researchers who have more than ten years of experience in this field.
The objective is to create a regularly updated database that brings together the latest scientific research on the benefits of olive oil for health. Specifically, as reported by the IOC, the portal is designed taking into account both researchers and the general public and will include technical documents, as well as more accessible content, written in an informative language so that everyone can understand.
Experts from the university will, in turn, be responsible for publishing reviews and reports that summarize key research projects around the globe, as well as providing infographics to illustrate the findings visually.
The results will be included in the Observatory that the IOC is setting up to provide members with up-to-date information on current issues.