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

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