olive oil and nuts prevent breast cancer

In this month's edition of The Natural Path (19.2), we did a feature on Breast Cancere Awareness Month. We talked about a number of things they'd want women to be aware of if they really wanted you to be aware. Here's one more exciting thing to be aware of. We couldn't included it in our piece because the study just came out. But now you can know: olive oil and nuts protect against breast cancer. Here's what the study found. . . . 

This large controlled study followed 4,152 women between the ages of sixty and eighty for an average of 4.8 years. The control group followed a low-fat diet. The rest of the women were in one of two Mediterranean diet groups: the first one added extra virgin olive oil and the second one added mixed nuts.

Comapred to the control diet, the Mediterranean diet plus nuts reduced the risk of breast cancer by 41%. The Mediterranean diet plus extra virgin olive oil reduced the risk by an incredible 68%. Remember that these reductions in risk were versus an already low fat diet. The results may have been even better against the standard North American diet.

JAMA Intern Med 2015;doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.4838

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