Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Olive oil reduces risk of breast cancer


Antioxidant polyphenols, which are found in cold-squeezed olive oil, reduce the effect of HER2 gene that influences the development of breast cancer, according to a survey of Spanish scientists.

Javier Menendez from the Catalan Institute of Oncology and Antonio Segura Karetero with the University of Granada, examining the ingredients that are most effective against breast cancer, found that unrefined olive oil of good quality contains a large number of "fitohemijskih" ingredients that can cause extinction of cancer cells, passed by the French media.

Scientists, however, stressed that the results of their "in vitro" research still needs to confirm in humans.

If the results of future research are positive, polyphenols could become a new kind of cancer drugs, passed by the French media. 

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