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Omega-3 Fats Curb the Growth, Spread of Liver Cancer

If you subscribe to my eHealthy News You Can Use newsletter, you already know how omega-3 fatty acids prevent the spread of prostate cancer. Getting your omega-3s may also stop or hamper the growth of liver cancer, based on findings from a pair of University of Pittsburgh studies.

The first study compared the effect of omega-3 and omega-6 fats on human hepatocellular carcinoma cells, the most common cause of all liver cancers (up to 90 percent) and usually fatal within six months, for up to two days. No surprise, omega-6 fats had no effect on cancer cells, but the omega-3s -- in the form of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) -- induced apoptosis (programmed cellular death).

In the latter study, omega-3 fats were just as effective in treating cholangiocarcinoma tumor cells, an aggressive and fatal type of liver cancer that forms in bile ducts.

One of the best things you can do for your health and to reduce your risk of cancer is to take a high quality omega-3 oil, and I've found nothing better than the krill oil I sell in my Web store. Unfortunately, the demand for this oil has been so amazing, the supplier is not able to fulfill orders for 2-4 weeks.

RxPG News April 3, 2006

Nutra Ingredients.com April 4, 2006

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