Olive oil has become an attraction for thousands of years because of its taste, but modern research presents another reason to consume it, which is that olive oil contains a single-chain polyunsaturated fats, vitamin E and polyphenols. The last two compounds are effective to reduce cancer risk.
For a long time experts have known that people’s eating patterns are associated with risk of breast cancer. Besides advice to avoid foods high in fat, scientists have now advised woman to do a Mediterranean diet based on fruits, vegetables, grains, and olive oil, as the best path to be healthy and to be protected from breast cancer.
A research conducted by scientists from Spain on mice in the laboratory showed that a compound in olive oil will impede the genes which are responsible for the growth of tumor cells in the breast. This oil also works by killing protein that becomes “food source” of cancer cells.
Dr.Eduard Escrich, lead researcher, suggested us to consume olive oil 50 ml, or the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of olive oil every day. However, he said that the benefit of olive oil as an antidote for cancer could only be felt if the lifestyle is applied in a long term.
Mediterranean diet has been acknowledge by experts on the protection for diseases such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and also for weight loss.Tagged with: Breast Cancer, Cancer Cells, Cancer Risk, Fruits Vegetables, heart disease, Mediterranean Diet, Olive Oil, tumor cells,