Dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids plus vitamin E restore immunodeficiency and prolong survival for severely ill patients with generalized malignancy: a randomized control trial.

@article{Gogos1998DietaryOP,
  title={Dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids plus vitamin E restore immunodeficiency and prolong survival for severely ill patients with generalized malignancy: a randomized control trial.},
  author={Charalambos A. Gogos and Panagiotis V. Ginopoulos and B Salsa and Effie Apostolidou and Nicholas C. Zoumbos and Fotis E Kalfarentzos},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1998},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={395-402}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of the current prospective, randomized control study was to investigate the effect of dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids plus vitamin E on the immune status and survival of well-nourished and malnourished patients with generalized malignancy. METHODS Sixty patients with generalized solid tumors were randomized to receive dietary supplementation with either fish oil (18 g of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, PUFA) or placebo daily until death. Each group included… CONTINUE READING

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