A new report in the Syracuse National Health Examiner discusses research being carried out in Houston Medical Hospital on the use of olive oil to prevent breast cancer in women at increased risk for the disease. In this study they will look at changes in breast density that is known to be correlated with breast cancer before and after one year of treatment with olive oil. The primary purpose of the study is to show a significant decrease in breast density with olive oil consumption. The researchers said “We know there a correlation between breast density and breast cancer. A decrease in density of one percent can potentially translate into a nearly two percent reduction risk of developing breast cancer. ”
In the study, 50 premenopausal and 50 postmenopausal women are to be enrolled. Each subject will take one 25 mg hydroxytyrosol capsule for 12 months and undergo checkups every three months. The hope of the research is to offer women a healthy supplement that can help lower the risk of breast cancer.