Oleocanthal – an ingredient in Olive Oil – Looks Promising in the Fight Against Cancer

A nutritional scientist of Rutgers – the state university of New Jersey – and two cancer biologists at New York City’s Hunter College have found that an ingredient in extra-virgin olive oil – oleocanthal – kills a variety of human cancer cells without harming healthy cells.

The researchers say the logical next step is to go beyond laboratory conditions and show that oleocanthal can kill cancer cells and shrink tumors in living animals.

Source: Rutgers

Eat peanuts live longer … Study reveals their effect on mortality!

peanuts.jpgRecent study – published in JAMA internal medicine 2. March 2015 – shows that nut consumption was associated with decreased overall and cardiovascular disease mortality across different ethnic groups. The study furthermore concludes that consumption of nuts, particularly peanuts given their general affordability, may be considered a cost-effective measure to improve cardiovascular health.

Source: JAMA