Fatty Acids Found in Fish Linked to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

More than 800,000 women—including 20,000 who had breast cancer—from the United States, Europe and Asia participated in the study to examine n-3 PUFAs and the correlation of decreased cancer risk. Studies suggest that healthy diet and lifestyle is crucial for the prevention of the common cancer.

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Women who consume an increased number of omega-3 fatty acids found naturally in fish like salmon, tuna or sardines are less likely to develop breast cancer, according to a recent study published in the British Medical Journal.

Researchers from the Zhejiang University concluded that 0.1 g per day or 0.1% energy per day increments of intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) were associated with a 5% reduction in risk. In order to achieve the reduction, oily fish such as salmon, tuna or sardines, should be consumed in 1 to 2 portions per person per week the study concluded.

More than 800,000 women—including 20,000 who had breast cancer—from the United States, Europe and Asia participated in the study to examine n-3 PUFAs and the correlation of decreased cancer risk. Studies suggest that healthy diet and lifestyle is crucial for the prevention of the common cancer.

The n-3 PUFAs include…

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