Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. It can occur in both men and women.
Like most cancers, the risk of developing breast cancer increases as women get older.
Fortunately, there are number of natural ingredients that can help you reduce the factors that have been identified as risk factors for developing breast cancer.
A new Spanish study that suggests adding extra-virgin olive oil to the Mediterranean diet has a significant reduction in breast cancer risk.
Experts concluded that olives and olive oil may be one of the reasons why these individuals had reduced risks. Olive oil and olives are abundant in antioxidants, lignans and other compounds that can reduce the factors associated with cancer.
How much olive oil is recommended?
Simply add two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to your salad dressing or coat the olive oil on fish, meat or veggies before baking or roasting them.
The bottom line is that scientists do not yet know how olive oil reduces breast cancer risk, but one thing is certain: The Mediterranean diet and the consumption of extra virgin olive oil can and does help to reduce the risk factors that are responsible for developing breast cancer.