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Omega-3-rich diet may slow spread of breast cancer, boost immunity

Researchers found that female rodents with 4T1 breast cancer cells that were given food with omega-3-rich fish oil had greatly reduced odds of having cancer spread to their breast glands and developed 50% smaller breast gland tumors after 35 days, compared with those that were given food with omega-6 polyunsaturated fats from olive oil. The findings in the Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia also showed more T-cell tissues, indicating a stronger immune system, and improved survival among those in the omega-3 group.

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