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Mediterranean diet may prevent breast cancer, but there are other reasons to pour on the olive oil

September 17, 2015

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Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch

Daniel Pendick is a former executive editor of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. He previously served as editor and chief writer for the Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine’s Focus On Healthy … See Full Bio
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Jonathan Daugherty
September 23, 2015

It’s a really interesting find that the oil derived from olives helps reduce the risk for cancer. Has there been any research done to see if oils derived from other plants help reduce the risk of cancer?

Aviva Bock
September 21, 2015

12 years ago I was told I had first level DCIS and of course the regular protocols were recommended.
I did not follow any of this advice. I restricted my diet pretty much to the mediterranean one. Cut out all sugar and all dairy products. The rest is history. Alternative medicine while often eschewing standard protocols as unnecessary and harmful has always included diet as one of the key factors in any treatment of cancer and in staying healthy in general

Miriam May
September 21, 2015

The protocols for DCIS (see Aviva above) have changed in recent years. I would never suggest that diet alone is the best course of treatment and many factors need to be factored into a decision to undertake any course of action.
September 20, 2015

Great, Simple and objective items, but the fish and the salmon Couver is not Norway and mediterranean.

Geert Reyniers
September 18, 2015

Great article, but the pictures are so wrong… Brussels sprouts and Norwegian salmon are not ‘mediterranean’…

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