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Olive oil 'can cut cancer risk'
« on: December 23, 2006, 05:32:34 PM »
Adding plenty of olive oil to a diet could help protect against cell damage that can lead to cancer, experts say.

A study of 182 European men found those who had 25 millilitres of olive oil per day had reduced levels of a substance which indicates cell damage.

The Danish team said it may explain why many cancer rates are higher in northern Europe than the south, where olive oil is a major part of the diet.

The study is in the Federation American Societies for Experimental Biology.

"These data provide evidence that olive oil consumption explains the difference in cancer incidence between north and southern Europe"
Dr Henrik Poulsen
Copenhagen University Hospital

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