Fish: The Anti-Cancer Dinner

The benefits of a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fish, as a way to reduce cancer risks have been hotly debated, but a recent review of studies published in “Nutrition and Cancer: An International Journal” suggests that the right kinds of fatty fish, in the right quantity, and prepared the right way, can in fact help prevent the body’s development of adenocarcinomas, a common type of cancerous tumor.

The researchers point out several studies that demonstrate the ability of omega-3 fatty acids to decrease the activity of cyclooxygenase-2 (cox-2), an enzyme which contributes to the genesis and progression of adenocarcinomas.

The comprehensive scientific review boosts the idea that consuming fish can be a preventive anti-cancer measure specifically against adenocarcinomas cancers including the breast, prostate, pancreas, colon and the rest of the gastrointestinal tract.

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