Omega-3 from Fish Can Help Inhibit the Growth of Breast Cancer Cells
A group of researchers from the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Washington, U.S., recently released a study that stated, omega-3 fatty acids in fish and certain other substances in it can help inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells.
Omega-3 is known to be able to fight the growth of cancer cells, but this effect is better known to fight cancer cells in the breast.
Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in certain types of fish, such as salmon and sardines. There is also the other groceries.
The study leader, Thomas J Pogash who works at Fox Chase Cancer Center said the findings underscore the importance of certain substances in general keep a person from cancer.
Added Pogash, when comparing the Western-style diet with the Mediterranean diet – rich in omega-3 intake – will clearly be seen how few people dining with a Mediterranean diet had cancer.
When cancer cells consume omega-3 fatty acids so it will break into small molecules called metabolites. This then would reduce the ability of cancer cells to move up to 20-60 percent. However, Pogash emphasized, further research is needed on this and cancer patients should continue to consult with doctor before making any drastic changes in the pattern of his life.