The results of a new study confirms that a diet rich in olive oil is connected with a reduced risk of developing breast cancer.
It is believed that the Mediterranean diet protects the heart, prevents the development of Alzheimers disease, reduces depression, and scientists think that it is great for preventing development of the breast cancer.
The Mediterranean diet consists of fresh fruits and vegetables, including whole grain, grain products, lean meat, fish and seafood, milk and milk products, nuts and legumes, and huge amount of olive oil.
The results of a new study confirms that a diet rich in olive oil is associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer, and women from Spain that followed that diet reduced the risk for 68 percent.
Although scientists cannot confirm whether it is just because of the Mediterranean diet or it is due to increased imports of olive oil in the body, the study leader, Dr. Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, University of Navarre says:
The results of this study confirm the benefit of Mediterranean diet with an increased amount of olive oil in prevention of breast cancer.
He said that some more studies will have to be done, but noted that the Mediterranean diet which is based on herbs, fish and olive oil, greatly helps in reducing the risk of occurrence of cardiovascular diseases.