Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Implications for the Treatment of Tumor-Associated Inflammation

Jho, David; Babcock, Tricia A.; Helton, W. Scott; Espat, N. Joseph
January 2003
American Surgeon;Jan2003, Vol. 69 Issue 1, p32
Academic Journal
Our in vivo and in vitro studies using ω-3 fatty acids (FA) have provided insight into the biological effects and mechanisms of their anti-inflammatory action(s). The implications for this research are profound because there are few nutritional therapies available that have the potential to be clinically effective in malignancies and other chronic inflammatory conditions as ω-3 FA. In this summary of experiments the biological effects of ω-3 FA are discussed and the potential mechanisms of action presented.


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