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Olive oil helps the fight against breast cancer

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KENNEWICK,  Wash -

Spanish researchers have figured out why people who follow a Mediterranean diet have a lower risk for breast cancer: it's could be due to the Olive oil.

Researchers tested components of olive oil against breast cancer cells in the lab.

They found the breast cancer cells were inhibited and could not develop.

They say it's unlikely women can see a benefit by increasing their olive oil intake, but the components could be used to create safe breast cancer drugs.

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