Olive oil may prevent cancer, study finds

February 25, 2015 10:00 AM

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Olive oil may prevent cancer, study finds

Olive oil, a staple of the Mediterranean diet and long hailed as a cardiovascular health enhancer, is now showing promise as a cancer preventive. That’s the exciting news from a recently published study in the scientific journal Molecular & Cellular Oncology.

The study, “(-)-Oleocanthal rapidly and selectively induces cancer cell death via lysosomal membrane permeabilization (LMP)” showed that an antioxidant compound in olive oil called oleocanthal kills cancer cells rapidly – in as little as thirty minutes. News of this exciting finding has spread rapid...

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