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Fish Oil Boosts Cancer Treatments

Fish oil may be a not-so-secret weapon against cancer, according to new research that shows adding omega-3 fatty acids to anti-tumor medications may boost the effectiveness of some treatments. The findings, by researchers at the University Hospitals of Leicester in the United Kingdom, also found pancreatic cancer patients who took omega-3s along with chemotherapy reported improved quality of life.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

100 grams of fish oil in 21 days is a lot of omega-3 fatty acids.  Assuming 50% of the fish oil is EPA and DHA, then that means consuming 17 grams of EPA and DHA per week or about 2.5 grams of EPA and DHA per day.  Not surprisingly, that is my minimum EPA and DHA recommendation for maintaining health.  If I had cancer or wanted better wellness, I would be taking a lot more refined EPA and DHA on a daily basis.

 

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