Olive oil halts growth of breast cancer tumors.
Read this excerpt from the article written on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer of Natural News:
(NaturalNews) Olive oil may help prevent and even fight breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, and published in the journal Carcinogenesis.
The researchers found that olive oil appeared to protect rat DNA from the damage that can lead to cancer. Furthermore, it seemed to deactivate key proteins required for the continued survival of breast cancer cells.
Because the benefits were only seen in rats who consumed olive oil over the long term, researcher Eduard Escrich recommends that everyone consume 50 milliliters (10 teaspoons) of high-quality, extra-virgin olive oil each day.
Previous studies have linked olive oil to a lowered risk of certain kinds of cancer. Olive oil is also a critical component of the Mediterranean diet, which is associated with a lower risk of not only cancer, but also heart disease and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
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Comments: It’s suggested we take ten teaspoons of pure virgin olive oil/day. That’s a lot of calories, a lot of oil. But if you’re eating huge salads throughout the day, you’d probably find it fairly simple to add that amount to your diet.
In any case, thought I’d bring this to the blog for safekeeping. Pass it on!
Have a good week.