Specific Fish Oils May Increase Chemotherapy Resistance, Study Suggests

April 5, 2015 11:03 PM

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Consuming certain fish oils as well as specific fish, herring and mackerel, may increase the risk of cancer patients developing a resistance to chemotherapy, according to a new study recently published in the journal JAMA Oncology.

The authors of the study indicated that “fish oil contains substantial levels of 16:4(n-3),” which is “a fatty acid with potent chemotherapy-negating effects” seen in preclinical models and the “intake of low doses of fish oil interferes with chemotherapy activity in mice.”

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