There has been a lot of excitement about the health benefits of olive oil. Not only is olive oil light and delicious tasting, it also has positive health benefits which may help you live a healthier and longer life. Researchers have been investigating olive oil for its breast cancer prevention properties, reported Houston Methodist Hospital on Jan. 22, 2014.
A primary component of olive oil known as hydroxytyrosol has been the subject of a Houston Methodist study of women who are at increased risk of developing breast cancer. This is the first of its kind study in the United States which focuses on the changes in breast density after one year of treatment. Breast density and breast cancer risk have been linked in recent studies. The primary goal of this study is to show a significant decrease in breast density with olive oil consumption.Olive oil may help prevent breast cancer,