September 1997 Issue
Fish Oils Alter Breast Fat, May Slow Tumor Growth
The theory that a low-fat diet might protect against breast cancer has not panned out. But new research from the University of California, Los Angeles suggests that altering the balance of dietary fatstoward omega-3's found in fishan change breast composition and hopefully slow a tumor's growth. (Previous research suggests tumor growth is inhibited by omega-3's, but promoted by omega-6'sfats found mainly in vegetable oils.) In the study, 25 women with breast cancer took
To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.
Subscribe to Environmental Nutrition
Get the next year of Environmental Nutrition for just $20. And access all of our online content - how to fight heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, and dozens of other diseases - free of charge.
Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.
Subscriber Log In
Forgot your password? Click Here.