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Omega-3 fatty acids may help improve treatment, quality of life in cancer patients

Press Release: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), July 28, 2015. Adding omega-3 fatty acids to anti-tumor medications may improve treatment response and quality of life for cancer patients according to a new study by researchers at the University Hospitals of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Giving intravenous fish-oil emulsions increases the likelihood of getting omega-3 fatty acids into tumor cells since the vascular structure surrounding tumor cells is leakier.  This is an old trick I used 40 years ago with intravenous drug-delivery systems for cancer drugs.  The higher the omega-3 fatty acid concentration in the cell, the more likely the generation of resolvins that can remove the tumor debris caused by the cancer drug.  The end result is a better quality of life.



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