Research has shown that extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) can kill cancer cells.
Paul Breslin is a nutrition scientist at Rutgers University. David Foster, a biologist and chemist at Hunter College and Onica LeGendre are chemists at Hunter College. Oleocanthal causes cancer cells to die by their own enzymes.
Oleocanthal is a chemical found within Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). It is also known as 'aloe vera aldehyde'. Oleocanthal is made from olive pulp after it has been crushed and pressed.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains many compounds that have a 6-carbon-ring arrangement. They are collectively called phenolics.
A wide range of inflammations.
Formation and development of cancer.
Researchers found that oleocanthal almost instantly caused cancer cells to die. Researchers discovered that oleocanthal caused cancer cells to die almost immediately. This is in contrast to the 16-24 hour time required to cause programmed cell death (also known as apoptosis span> ).
Many studies have shown that oleocanthal may interfere with the development and progression of cancer. However, it is not known if these effects can be independent or if they are linked to an upstream cause.
It is possible that there is an upstream phenomenon, which may be a book phenomenon, that requires clarification. We are opening the lysosome inside the cell with oleocanthal and releasing poisonous chemicals to kill it.
David Foster and Onica LeGendre examined breast, prostate and pancreatic cell types. They found that LMP could kill them but not three types of healthy non-cancerous cell.
These studies showed that Extra Virgin Olive Oil is anti-inflammatory and has antioxidant properties. These studies also demonstrated the potential to transform diets rich in olive oil such as the Mediterranean diet into exceptional health.