Olive Oil for Breast Cancer Prevention

 

One of the major health concerns for women is breast cancer. Though there are many proven ways to prevent it, doctors at the Houston Methodist Cancer Center believe they can also help women find ways to curb it’s progress.  Read the article below on how olive oil can help in preventing breast cancer.

Olive Oil for Breast Cancer Prevention“A major component of olive oil, hydroxytyrosol, is the subject of a Houston Methodist study of women who are at increased risk of developing breast cancer. The study focuses on the changes in breast density after one year of treatment and is the first of its kind in the United States.

Tejal Patel, M.D., breast medical oncologist with Houston Methodist Cancer Center, leads the clinical study of hydroxytyrosol’s effects in pre- and postmenopausal women. Recent studies have linked breast density and breast cancer risk, and the primary objective of this study is to show a significant decrease in breast density.

“We know there is a correlation between breast density and breast cancer,” Patel said. “A decrease in density of one percent can potentially translate into a nearly two percent reduced risk of developing breast cancer.”

Previous research has shown that olive oil provides many health benefits including lowering the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure and possibly stroke.”

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Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris was born in Europe but has lived in the US for many years. He attended college both in Europe and the US and completed medical school at the University of Texas. Residency and fellowship in oncology was completed at Baylor. Read More...
Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton