I have read a number of articles lately touting the benefits of using omega 3 supplements to help prevent cancer and/or slow its progression.
Here is part of an article from the Website Cancer-today.com on the subject:
Consider the specific and particular case of the use of omega-3 fatty acids – also called alpha-linolenic acid with the specific acids identified as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) – as found in certain fish oils as both a preemptive solution and aid to remission for cancer survivors.
The evidence to date is primarily epidemiological. That is, the results are based on cancer occurrence based on studies of various population groups. Most professionals in the medical community are already convinced of the proven and well-established benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention or alleviation of symptoms associated with high blood pressure and significant reductions in blood triglycerides – medically known as hypertriglyceridemia.
Many are also aware there are a number of medical conditions from angina to prevention of vascular disease which may also be alleviated. Most benefits attributed to the efficacy of omega-3 fish oils are universally needing more study.
Government and highly-respected and reputable medical research institutions have an extensive list of diseases and research evidence regarding omega-3 fish oils and supplements. Research on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids and fish oil supplements as a cancer preventive is on-going. The latest studies are mostly graded as unclear on a scientific basis.
The article goes on to discuss how and why current science doesn’t accept the benefits of omega 3’s against cancer as fact. The primary reason: Not enough large studies to conclusively prove the point.
I will take a look at the value of omega-3’s for use by cancer patients tomorrow. Feel good and keep smiling! Pat