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Monday, 31 October 2005 12:46
BNN: British Nursing News Online · www.bnn-online.co.uk
Olive oil could protect against colon cancer
Scientists from the University of Ulster have discovered that olive oil could protect against colon cancer, one of the most deadly cancers in the US.

Using in vitro cell models, researchers found a mixture of compounds called phenols, present in extracts of virgin olive oil, could provide a safeguard against colon cancer.

Dr Chris Gill said the research supported the long-held belief in the benefits of the olive oil rich Mediterranean diet.

"We found that incubation of one cancer cell line with increasing concentrations of olive oil phenols for 24 hours protected the cells from DNA damage," the scientist said.

"The effect of olive oil phenols on another cell line after 48 hours of exposure suggested that they 'may exert an anti-promoter effect in the carcinogenesis pathway'.

"While the findings are purely of an experimental nature, they identify mechanisms that support the scientific and medical evidence suggesting an association between olive oil consumption and decreased risk of cancer.

"The research shows that the effect is not only related to the types of fat present in the oil but also the phenolic compounds present."

The findings are to be published in the International Journal of Cancer.


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