ScienceDaily (2010-06-30) -- Researchers in Spain have discovered a key mechanism by which virgin olive oil, in contrast to other vegetable oils, protects the body against breast cancer.
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橄欖油的好處有：oncogene p21Ras 活性降低、改變蛋白質訊號的路徑、腫瘤細胞死亡之刺激，以及避免DNA捐傷。
M. Solanas, L. Grau, R. Moral, E. Vela, R. Escrich, E. Escrich. Dietary olive oil and corn oil differentially affect experimental breast cancer through distinct modulation of the p21Ras signaling and the proliferation-apoptosis balance. Carcinogenesis, 2009; 31 (5): 871 DOI: 10.1093/carcin/bgp243
ScienceDaily (Aug. 14, 2007) — Among cooking oils, olive oil is touted as one of the healthiest. Olive oil contains monounsaturated fat, which can lower total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol in the blood.
New Anti-cancer Components Of Extra-virgin Olive Oil Revealed (地中海食物，橄欖油裡的抗癌物)
ScienceDaily (2008-12-27) -- Good quality extra-virgin olive oil contains health-relevant chemicals, 'phytochemicals', that can trigger cancer cell death. New research sheds more light on the suspected association between olive oil-rich Mediterranean diets and reductions in breast cancer risk.