Fish Oil May Be Good For You, but Not For A Chemotherapy Patient

April 4, 2015 12:10 PM

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Fish Oil May Be Good For You, but Not For A Chemotherapy Patient

A new study from the Netherlands Cancer Institute, in Amsterdam, suggests that cancer patients who may be taking fish oil supplements might want to think twice if they are planning to undergo chemotherapy. The study indicates that fish oil may actually decrease the efficacy of chemotherapy in cancer patients.

Indeed, as director of the Laboratory of Medicinal Biochemistry at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, N.Y., Christine Metz, confides, “Our research shows that when you affect the membrane of cancer cells by altering the fats in the outer covering of the cell, you can make the...

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