Fish Oil Supplements Shown to Mess With Course of Chemotherapy

April 4, 2015 4:06 PM

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A recent survey found out that many people suffering from various cancers take some counterintuitive medication during their chemotherapy sessions: fish oil supplements.

The researchers tested six different types of fish oil supplements, and all of them showed signs of making chemotherapy less effective. Why? Because according to the report in JAMA Oncology, they contained a specific fatty acid that decreased effectiveness of chemotherapy when tested on mice.

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