Olive Oil Could Help To Prevent Breast Cancer
The benefits of eating olive oil have been lauded by health professionals for years, but a recent study could provide a new incentive for us to add it into our diet.
A study at the Houston Methodist hospital in Texas is to focus on a major component of olive oil, hydroxytyrosol, and its potential to prevent breast cancer.
The study, which is the first of its kind in the US, will monitor the breast density of 50 pre-menopausal and 50 post-menopausal women who have been identified as having a higher than average risk of developing breast cancer. Each patient will be given 25 mg hydroxytyrosol capsule for 12 months and their breast density levels will then be assessed at three monthly intervals.