A chemical found in extra virgin olive oil and olive leaf tea may be useful as an alternative therapy for the prevention of triple-negative breast cancer, according to research conducted by Spain’s University of Jaén.

The researchers have confirmed the chemopreventive properties that hydroxytyrosol might have in the treatment of this disease.

Hydroxytyrosol is a type of phenolic phytochemical with antioxidant properties and is considered one of the most powerful natural antioxidants. Its oxygen radical absorbing capacity value is one of the highest found in plants.


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