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Olive oil may reduce breast cancer risk

发布时间:2019-03-02 07:06:02来源:未知点击:

By Philip Cohen OLIVE oil could be the key to why the Mediterranean diet helps reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. Epidemiological evidence has long suggested that one of the many benefits of the southern European diet is that it protects women against breast cancer. Now Javier Menendez at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and his team have shown that oleic acid, the major fatty acid component of olive oil, blocks the production of a protein that boosts the growth of breast cancer cells. “It shows a molecular way in which it can fight cancer,