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Diet Heavy on Olive Oil Cuts Breast Cancer Risk By 62%, Study Says

Health & Wellness  (tags: Mediterranean Diet, breast cancer, women's health, heart disease, preventative medicine )

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The fight against breast cancer may begin in the kitchen. A new study suggests that women can dramatically reduce their risk of the disease by following a version of the Mediterranean diet that goes heavy on extra virgin olive oil.


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M.N. J (18)
Wednesday September 23, 2015, 10:05 pm
From the article:

Data from a large, randomized clinical trial show that women who [followed a version of the Mediterranean diet heavy on extra virgin olive oil] were 62% less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer compared with women who were simply asked to reduce the overall amount of fat in their diets. The results were published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

The clinical trial, known as PREDIMED, was designed to assess the cardiovascular benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and olive oil. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups -- Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil, Mediterranean diet supplemented with mixed nuts, or a regular low-fat diet.
Although the study's main focus was cardiovascular disease, researchers also tracked the incidence of five types of cancer, including breast cancer.
The risk of being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer was highest for women who were advised to eat less fat....
In the raw analysis, the women in the extra virgin olive oil group were 62% less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer during the course of the study than were women in the regular low-fat group. After accounting for a variety of factors such as the age, body mass index, exercise and drinking habits of the women, the breast cancer risk was 68% lower for the extra virgin olive oil group compared with the low-fat group.

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Bernadette Porter (173)
Thursday September 24, 2015, 2:03 am
Thanks for posting, M.N.!

Animae C (508)
Thursday September 24, 2015, 4:10 am
i was brought up on a Mediterranean diet & my locally sourced organic olive oil is a staple.

Thanx M.N. J.

Teresa W (782)
Thursday September 24, 2015, 4:35 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 24, 2015, 5:45 am
Another reason to love our green

Birgit W (160)
Thursday September 24, 2015, 2:34 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday September 24, 2015, 3:57 pm
Noted. Thanks, M.N.

Janet B (0)
Thursday September 24, 2015, 6:05 pm

Fran F (116)
Thursday September 24, 2015, 11:37 pm
Thank you!

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday September 25, 2015, 3:12 am

donna m (97)
Saturday September 26, 2015, 1:38 am

donna m (97)
Saturday September 26, 2015, 1:38 am
thanks for sharing

Jim M (38)
Saturday September 26, 2015, 2:23 am

Jim M (38)
Saturday September 26, 2015, 2:25 am
thank you

Max Leung (1)
Saturday September 26, 2015, 3:58 am

Melania P (123)
Friday December 4, 2015, 7:48 am
Wonderful, love olive oil!
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