Tumour cells poison themselves when consuming an Omega-3 fatty acid due to an inability to store it correctly, a study claims, which proposes this mechanism to explain the fatty acid’s cancer-fighting abilities.
The omega-3 fatty acid DHA and its metabolites, known as docosanoids, could help to pre-condition vision cells to survive when injured, suggest researchers who liken the effect to a form of vaccine or immunity.
Men who eat one portion of salmon per week are 43 per cent less
likely to develop prostate cancer than men who eat no salmon, says
a study from Sweden that links the apparent benefits to the omega-3
content of the fish.
A new placebo-controlled trial has reported that daily supplements
of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids could slow mental decline in
elderly people, adding to a growing body of evidence linking the
fatty acid to better cognitive function.
Farm-raised fish eating specially formulated diets high in fatty
acids could improve people's health and also satisfy different
palates, according to US researchers who are testing additives of
conjugated linoleic acid, an omega-6...