Dietary fatty acids and cancer.

  title={Dietary fatty acids and cancer.},
  author={David P. Rose},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={66 4 Suppl},
Results from epidemiologic studies are controversial with respect to the relation between total dietary fat consumption and breast cancer risk; there is more general agreement that a high-fat diet is associated with aggressive prostate cancer. Recent epidemiologic investigations and laboratory experimentation with animal models suggest that relatively high intakes of long-chain n-3 fatty acids, and n-9 fatty acids present in olive oil, reduce breast cancer risk by mechanisms that may involve… CONTINUE READING
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