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Study: A type of oil contributes to a lower risk of cancer

Understanding the nature of cancer has helped scientists develop preventive action against disease, including the adoption of certain nutrients, whose ingredients can hinder cancer growth thanks to their antioxidant activity.    A study shows that a type of oil may reduce the risk of all forms of cancer by 31%, thanks to its unique antioxidant properties.

 

Study:

A type of oil contributes to a lower risk of cancer


Understanding the nature of cancer has helped scientists develop preventive

action against disease, including the adoption of certain nutrients

whose ingredients can hinder cancer growth thanks to their antioxidant activity.


A study :

shows that a type of oil may reduce the risk of all forms of

cancer by 31%, thanks to its unique antioxidant properties.


There is growing evidence that olive oil ingredients provide protection against

the development of several cancers, according to a 2022 meta-analysis

published in the journal PLoS One.


The study :

found significant differences in cancer

risk between individuals who consumed olive oil and those who did not.


"More specifically

the highest olive oil consumption was associated

with a 31% lower risk of any type of cancer."


They continued: 


  • "The positive effect of olive oil is largely due to its extraordinary formula
  • which is rich in mono-saturated fatty acids
  • squalene and phenolic compounds.


its strong antioxidant properties limit cellular oxidative stress and DNA

damage through scraping, and affect critical signal pathways

associated with carcinogenicity ".


A meta-analysis of 45 studies showed that

protection was more important for breast, digestive and urinary tract cancer.


The researchers :

concluded the meta-analysis with a statement:


"The results of this meta-analysis represent valuable evidence of

the preventive effects of olive oil against cancer development."


They added :

that further research could provide

a deeper insight into the role of olive oil in cancer prevention.


Researchers have previously explored the beneficial effects of olive oil in

animal studies, where rodents have been fed a diet rich in olive oil

and compared to those that feed on a diet rich in corn oil.


The results showed that most of the benefits came from the olive oil diet

where tumors appeared less aggressive in this group.


In 2015 :

researchers discovered that a key element of extra virgin olive oil

oleocanthal, kills cancer cells without damaging healthy cells.


Biologists at Hunter College, New York City


discovered that compounds tear apart part of the cancer cell

and release enzymes that caused cell death.


  • These enticing health benefits made olive oil a common cooking oil
  • but researchers claim it is better to consume olives
  • without heating up to reap its full benefits.


In fact :

  • many Mediterranean residents drink
  • a small amount of olive oil for this reason
  • but this practice may have negatives.


Despite its many health benefits :

  1. olive oil contains 120 calories per tablespoon
  2. so consuming more calories than burning
  3. can lead to weight gain.

Furthermore :

research in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine suggests that olive oil

provides more benefits when consumed alongside other foods, such as tomatoes.


This may significantly increase the absorption of

disease-resistant antioxidants in many plant foods.


One of the most important mistakes to avoid is the repeated heating of

olive oil at high temperatures, where frequent heating of cooking oils (RCO)

can produce different types of compounds

which have been reported as carcinogens.


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