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Omega-3 fatty acids prevent breast cancer from spreading to bones
Omega-3 fatty acids protect against breast cancer. And if you already have breast cancer, they may slow the spread of the disease in the body.
Omega-3 & cancer
In trials, omega-3 fatty acids seem to make breast cancer chemotherapy more effective, [Br J Cancer. 2009 Dec 15;101(12):1978-85.] and there are even indications that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can improve the survival chances of women with breast cancer.
If breast cancer spreads to other tissues, then the bones are target number 1. The concentration of omega-3 fatty acids in the adipose tissue gives a good indication of the intake of omega-3 fatty acids over a longer period of time.
In the post-menopausal women, the researchers found a trend pointing in the same direction - but this trend was not statistically significant.
"Additional studies in human will be required to determine the origin of these low levels of n-3 LC-PUFA before proposing an n-3 LC-PUFA supplementation to prevent or contain bone metastasis in premenopausal women with breast cancer."