EVOO Linked to Reduced Risk for Breast Cancer
The Mediterranean diet, consisting of mostly fruits, vegetables, grains, olive oil, nuts, legumes, and seafood, has recently been linked to a reduced risk for breast cancer, according to a randomized trial. Researchers assigned 4,152 women with an average age of 68 to three eating plans: The Mediterranean diet, a diet supplemented with mixed nuts, and a control group only given advice to reduce dietary fat.
After almost 5 years of following the patients researchers found that the group supplemented with EVOO
had a 68% reduced risk for breast cancer.