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Reduced breast cancer risk seen with Mediterranean diet and added olive oil

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4911 (Published 15 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4911
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A Mediterranean diet that is supplemented with extra virgin olive oil may help prevent breast cancer, a randomised trial published in JAMA Internal Medicine indicates.1

The research was carried out as part of the PREDIMED study, which was designed to test the effects of a Mediterranean diet, one based on plant foods, fish, and extra virgin olive oil, on the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

The study, which was conducted at primary health centres in Spain, involved 4282 women aged 60 to 80 years who were at …

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