Could Fish Oil Interfere With Cancer Care?

April 2, 2015 4:00 PM

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THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fish oil supplements, and even certain fish, may hinder the effectiveness of cancer-fighting chemotherapy, a new study suggests.

Dutch researchers found herring, mackerel and three other fish oils increased blood levels of the fatty acid called 16:4(n-3) in cancer patients. Experiments in mice have suggested this fatty acid makes cancer cells resistant to chemotherapy, the researchers said. But, it's not certain that what was...

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