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April 1, 2015

Researchers from Washington State University found a mechanism by which Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells.  It is well known that Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, but this is novel research showing that they work this way in cancer.  This study focused on prostate cancer.  With prostate cell cultures, the researchers found that the fatty acids bind to a receptor called free fatty acid receptor 4.  This receptor acts as a signal to inhibit growth factors that suppress cancer cell proliferation.  The populations hunter-gatherer with the highest omega-3 fatty acid consumption rates consistently have the lowest rates of cancer and every other chronic illness along with the highest level of health.

Here is the link to the article:

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Inhibit the Growth and Spread of Prostate Cancer

God bless you and to your good health!

Joyce Gibb MS, CRNP
Ask The Pharmacist Group, LLC