Wednesday, August 8, 2007

More good news on Omega-3s

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. From the website Food Navigator USA we find out that a recent study has found that omega-3 supplementation could be more useful at preventing colorectal cancer than the currently available suite of drugs used to treat the disease. At least this is true for mice.

Colorectal cancer is the #2 killer from cancers in the U.S. Finding alternatives to current colorectal cancer drugs is important due to reported side-effect from long-term use.

The report adds more evidence to the anti-cancer effect of omega-3 and is the second study in the space of a week which adds support to the role of the oil as suppressing tissue inflammation.
This study also points to the importance of not only increasing omega-3s but in reducing one's omega-6 intake. Though omega-6s are an essential fatty acid we get them in abundance from our diet. Some research has shown that have a ratio of omega-6 to omega-3s that is too high can increase your risk of inflammation which has been associated with many diseases.

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