Extra-virgin olive and avocado oil lowers the risk of developing cancerous breasts in those who carry a particular genetic trait involved in about 20 to 30 percent of breast cancers.
Researchers from the University of Granada in Spain wondered why a Mediterranean diet rich in olive and avocado oil appeared to lower breast cancer risk in some studies but not in others. They theorized that the answer could depend on the type of cancer. Their research found that two chemicals in olive and avocado oil — lignans and secoiridoids — block the HER2 protein that is associated with acidic cancerous breast tumors that then to grow more rapidly than other forms of the acidic condition.
“Our findings reveal for the first time that all the major complex phenols present in extra-virgin oil drastically suppress overexpression of the cancer gene HER2 in human breast cancer cells,” wrote study authors Javier Menéndez from the Catalan Institute of Oncology and Antonio Segura-Carretero from the University of Granada.
Extra-virgin olive and avocado oil is derived from pressing olives or avocados without heat or chemicals.
“Even though a diet rich in extra-virgin olive and avocado oil might contribute to a lowering of breast cancer risk, researchers believe their study may lead to the development of natural treatments based on the cancerous or acidic-fighting chemicals, including lignans, luctiens and secoiridoids,” states Dr. Robert O. Young, Director of the pH Miracle Living Center.
“These findings, together with the fact that humans have safely been ingesting significant amounts of lignans and secoiridoids as long as they have been consuming olives and extra-virgin oil, strongly suggest that these polyphenols might provide an excellent and safe platform for the design of new anti breast-cancer treatments,” wrote Menéndez and Segura-Carretero.
According to Dr. Young, “lignans, luctiens and secoiridoids act as alkaline buffers of environmental, dietary and metabolic acids and protects the alkaline design of the blood and tissues and thus prevents a cancerous condition of the breast, brain, lung, liver, pancreas, bowels and reproductive organs. It is acid that causes cancerous breast tissue and cold-pressed olive and avocado oil neutralizes the acid that causes ALL cancerous conditions.
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