n‐3 fatty acids and cancer

  title={n‐3 fatty acids and cancer},
  author={R. Karmali},
  journal={Journal of Internal Medicine},
  • R. Karmali
  • Published 1989
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Internal Medicine
  • Abstract. Dietary fat has a positive correlation with cancers of the breast and colon and probably other types of cancer. In experimental tumour systems, linoleic acid (LA) has tumour‐promoting effects that are mediated, in part, through eicosanoid production. The feeding of fish oil has resulted in decreased concentrations of LA and arachidonic (AA) and increased concentrations of n‐3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Both n‐3 fatty acids antagonize the production of… CONTINUE READING
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