Recent Blog Articles
An emerging treatment option for men on active surveillance
Gun violence: A long-lasting toll on children and teens
Adult female acne: Why it happens and the emotional toll
Talking to your doctor about your LGBTQ+ sex life
Untangling grief: Living beyond a great loss
Thunderstorm asthma: Bad weather, allergies, and asthma attacks
Heart problems and the heat: What to know and do
I’m too young to have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, right?
Period equity: What it is and why it matters
Back pain: Will treatment for the mind, body—or both—help?
Harvard Health Blog
Mediterranean diet may prevent breast cancer, but there are other reasons to pour on the olive oil
About the Author
Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
As a service to our readers, Harvard Health Publishing provides access to our library of archived content. Please note the date of last review or update on all articles.
No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.
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?
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
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.
Great, Simple and objective items, but the fish and the salmon Couver is not Norway and mediterranean.
Great article, but the pictures are so wrong… Brussels sprouts and Norwegian salmon are not ‘mediterranean’…
Commenting has been closed for this post.
Free Healthbeat Signup
Get the latest in health news delivered to your inbox!