Omega-3 Fish Oil Inhibits Growth of Breast Cancer Tumors by 30%

First-ever unequivocal evidence that long-term ingestion of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of breast cancer
March 14, 2013

Omega-3 fish oil may inhibit the growth of breast cancer by 30%, according to a new study published by Canada\'s University of Guelph in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.

Researchers believe the study to be the first ever to offer unequivocal evidence that omega-3 fatty acids, when taken consistently on a life-long basis, may reduce the risk of breast cancer. In women, breast cancer is the most common form of this disease, as well as the second-leading cause of deaths attributable to cancer.

Other studies spanning decades have confirmed that omega-3 fish oil can be therapeutically beneficial in numerous women\'s health issues, including menopause-related weight gain and other symptoms.

OMEGA-3s Inhibit Breast Cancer Tumour Growth, U of G Study Finds. Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences. University of Guelph 

 * Mammary tumor development is directly inhibited by lifelong n-3.