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Omega-3 and Cancer

According to a new study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, researchers demonstrate that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) helps reduce renal cell carcinoma invasiveness, growth rate, and blood vessel growth when combined with the anti-cancer therapy regorafenib. Regorafenib is one of a new generation of anti-cancer therapies that attack tyrosine kinases. Unfortunately, kidney cancers mutate…

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June 29, 2016

Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer

According to a study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, researchers at Washington State University found a mechanism by which omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. These findings support the theory that omega-3s help reduce the risk of prostate cancer, and that they are effective in…

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April 7, 2015

Get “the skinny” on fats for brain health

The omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are crucial for healthy neurotransmitter production and nervous system function. EPA is a potent anti-inflammatory, while DHA contributes to the fluidity of cell membranes. Omega-3 fatty acids are called “essential” fats for good reason; our bodies cannot make them, so we must get them…

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September 29, 2014

Kids’ Brain Power Linked to Moms’ Omega-3 Levels

Omega-3 levels in mothers’ milk trumped other brain factors; Excess of omega-6s blunts brain power Human brains depend heavily on a specific omega-3 fat for basic functions. That omega-3 fatty acid – called DHA – is the dominant fat in human brain and eye cells. We cannot make omega-3 fatty acids, so we have to…

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September 24, 2014