Organic Olive Oil Producer Bellucci Premium Offers a Statement on Recent Studies That Show Olive Oil Helps Prevent Prostate Cancer

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Bellucci Premium comments on a report that an olive oil rich diet can improve the survival rate of those diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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On June 27, Following an article that recaps new studies showing the benefits of olive oil and nuts on prostate cancer, organic olive oil producer Bellucci Premium recaps the findings.

According to an article on NPR, even small changes in an individual’s diet can have beneficial health effects. The article mentions a report by the JAMA Internal Medicine, which found evidence that the addition of olive oil into a diet can increase the survival rate of those with prostate cancer.

The study involved 4,500 men who had been diagnosed with non-metastatic cancer of the prostate gland. After researchers studied the fat intake of each individual, they discovered that “men who replaced 10 percent of their total daily calories from carbohydrates (such as rice, bread and sweets) with vegetable fats (such as olive oil and canola) after their cancer diagnosis had a 29 percent lower risk of developing lethal prostate cancer and a 26 percent reduced risk of death during a median of eight years of follow-up.”

Erin Richman of the University of California was quoted in the article and gave insight on why these results may have been possible. Richman said that high levels of insulin can aid in the multiplication of cancer cells. Since oils reduce circulating insulin, this could be the factor. Since the American Cancer Society estimates that 2.5 million men have this disease, this report is important.

“The evidence this report is showing makes the consumption of olive oil a very important aspect of an individual’s diet,” says Bellucci Premium marketing manager Natalie Sexenian. “This report also adds to the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in olive oil.

Bellucci offers three different types of oil, including an organic option, with a mild peppery flavor and fruity undertones that will satisfy any palate. Bellucci Premium Toscano extra virgin olive oil uses olives that are grown on the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, and maintained by 3rd and 4th generation farmers. The third type of oil Bellucci produces is the finest 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil, grown in many different regions of Italy.
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