MONROE, La. (AP) — A faculty member of the University of Louisiana-Monroe has been awarded a grant to study possible cancer-inhibiting quality of olives.
The News-Star reports (http://tnsne.ws/13z7lHH ) associate professor of pharmacy Khalid El Sayed will get a $420,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
The project will use a natural compound found in extra virgin olive oil and other related natural compounds as possible dietary supplements to control breast cancer and to enhance the therapeutic effects of current anticancer drugs.
The research is derived from studies focused on the eating habits and disease occurrence of those living in the Mediterranean region, El Sayed says.
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