Fish Oil, An Impetus to Tamoxifen Therapy in Breast Cancer Victims

by Savitha C Muppala on  April 9, 2011 at 9:40 AM Cancer News
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Researchers have found that omega-3 fatty acids can be an impetus to tamoxifen therapy in victims of breast cancer.

A study conducted on rats showed that Omega-3 could actually enhance the vulnerability of tumors to medication.
 Fish Oil, An Impetus to Tamoxifen Therapy in Breast Cancer Victims
Fish Oil, An Impetus to Tamoxifen Therapy in Breast Cancer Victims

Explaining the effect, researchers said, "If a tumour was being treated with tamoxifen, the addition of an omega-3 fatty acid diet seemed to make the tumor, at least at the molecular level, more benign and less aggressive and responsive to tamoxifen."

It was also observed that though omega-3 fatty acids exerted a positive influence at the genetic level, they also appeared to activate the genes that set off negative immune responses , which itself can bring forth cancer.



Source: Medindia

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