I had early stage pre-menopausal breast cancer (hormone positive). I always hear of all the positive effects on your heart with olive oil. I have also heard heard it is good for preventative cancer nutrition. Rumors were circulating that olive oil loses it's healthy configuration at high temperatures and is actually a carcinogen then. Can you shed some light on this and the best way to keep it's nutritional content. Thanks!
Are you (or the subject of the question) male or female?
Any oils heated at very high temperatures may cause it to break down. Some oils can withstand higher temperatures then others and the oils that can are the oils we should not be eating, saturated fat oils. That is one of the reasons it is recommended not to eat fried foods plus when deep frying foods the oils go into the food and you have additional calories from the oil. Use olive oil in salad dressing and cooking at lower temperatures, not frying. Hope that helped you.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.