Monday, September 19, 2011

Fish oil can block chemo!

This is not directly related to our current interests, nevertheless I thought I'd mention it here because it is relevant to studies of nutrition and cancer -- basically Emile Voest used a proteomics study to identify two pretty much previously minor fatty acids - that were induced in cancer-protecting mesenchymal stem cells in response to cisplatin treatment -- these same fatty acids are found in "fish oil" capsules that many people take in order to prevent cancer, making this study very interesting -- and basically suggesting that certain nutrients are good in preventing cancer, maybe not so good during chemotherapy or after a cancer diagnosis -- the study was published in Cancer Cell - click here to read it if you have access

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