Washington D.C., Sept 15: A new study has revealed that the Mediterranean diet, which is supplemented with extra virgin olive oil, reduces the risk of breast cancer.
The study led by JAMA Internal Medicine authors explained that diet has been extensively studied as a modifiable risk factor in the development of breast cancer, but epidemiologic evidence on the effect of specific dietary factors is inconsistent.
The researchers noted that the Mediterranean diet is known for its abundance of plant foods, fish and especially olive oil, moreover people who eat this diet showed a 68 percent relatively lower risk of malignant breast cancer than those allocated to the low-fat diet.
Miguel A. MartÃnez-Gonzalez, co-author of the study, mentioned that the study concluded a beneficial effect of a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil in the primary prevention of breast cancer that is the most preventive strategies for breast cancer.
The experts concluded that their study results need confirmation by long-term studies with a higher number of incident cases.
The study is published online in JAMA Network Journal.