Fish Oils May Reduce Risk Of Breast Cancer, Study
A new research has revealed that fish oils could reduce the risk of breast cancer in women. Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle Scientists claim that women who use fish oils can reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to a third.
The fish oils have always been believed to boost brain power, but the latest study is the first time the oils have been linked to reduce the breast cancer. The scientists studied 35,000 women and found that those who regularly took the supplements were 32 per cent less likely to develop breast cancer. Researchers said that fish oils contain the omega-3 fatty acids, which could reduce the risk of developing invasive ductal breast cancer, the most common form of the illness.
“It may be that the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil supplements are higher than most people would typically get from their diet,” said Dr Emily White, who led the research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention to Daily Mail.
“Without confirming studies specifically addressing this we should not draw any conclusions about a causal relationship,” added White. “It is very rare a single study should be used to make a broad recommendation,” noted Edward Giovannucci , a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Notably, scientists at Harvard are continuing research to establish whether fish oil can reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and strokes. Earlier this year, scientists from the University of California, San Francisco had claimed that the fish oils have a direct effect on extending the lifespan of cells.