N-3 and N-6 fatty acids in breast adipose tissue and relative risk of breast cancer in a case-control study in Tours, France.

@article{Maillard2002N3AN,
  title={N-3 and N-6 fatty acids in breast adipose tissue and relative risk of breast cancer in a case-control study in Tours, France.},
  author={Virginie Maillard and Philippe Bougnoux and Pietro Ferrari and M C Jourdan and Michelle Pinault and Flore Lavillonni{\`e}re and Gilles Body and Olivier le Floch and V Chaj{\`e}s},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2002},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={78-83}
}
Experimental studies have indicated that n-3 fatty acids, including alpha-linolenic acid (18:3 n-3) and long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids inhibit mammary tumor growth and metastasis. Earlier epidemiological studies have given inconclusive results about a potential protective effect of dietary n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on breast cancer risk, possibly because of methodological issues inherent to nutritional epidemiology. To evaluate the hypothesis that n-3 fatty acids protect… CONTINUE READING