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What are the anticancer benefits of olive oil?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
In a test of olive oils, researchers found anticarcinogenic properties in monounsaturated fat. That would mean that olive oil, rich in monounsaturated fat, is not only a heart helper but may also deter cancer. That helps explain why, compared to northern Europeans, southern Europeans, whose diets tend to overflow with the oil, have lower rates of both heart disease and cancer.
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Certain varieties of olive oil are particularly protective against cancer, says diet and disease prevention specialist Dr. William Li. Watch the video to learn about the three types of olive oil with the most powerful anticancer benefits.


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