It's time to double the fish consumption. Scientists at the University of Guelph in Canada have found that omega-3s are eight times more effective than omega-3s from vegetables in preventing tumor growth and development.
Reduction of tumor size from 60 to 70%
The study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry compared the anti-cancer efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids from plants and oceans on the development of mammary tumors. There are three types of omega-3, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) that is herbal and found in flax seeds, nuts and in oils such as soy. Also, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found in fish or algae. Scientists fed in utero mice with a very aggressive form of human breast cancer. Their diet included omega-3 from vegetables or from the marine environment. The results showed that marine omega-3 exposure reduced tumor size by 60-70% and tumors by 30%. To achieve these same results, higher doses of plant omega-3s were needed.
Fatty acids probably beneficial for all cancers
Professor David Ma, lead author of the study, said, "The mice were exposed to different omega-3s before the tumors grew, which allowed us to compare the effectiveness of fatty acids with prevention "before continuing:" it was known until now that EPA and DHA can inhibit the growth of breast tumors, but no one had directly examined the effectiveness of these omega-3s compared to ALA. " Scientists have also explained the mechanism of omega-3s: fatty acids activate the genes associated with the immune system and block the growth pathways of tumors. Professor David Ma concluded, "By seeing the significant benefits that omega-3s can have in fighting a very aggressive form of breast cancer, omega-3s are likely to be beneficial for other types of cancer."
Tips: If the human body knows how to make fatty acids from omega 3, it cannot produce omega 3 on its own, so they must be brought by food. The professor invites the public to consume two to three servings of fish a week to achieve the same effects as the result of this study, which seems rather easy to achieve. As a reminder, salmon is the star of foods rich in omega-3 but it is not alone! Sardines, tuna, mackerel, and trout are also particularly interesting oily fish for refueling with omega 3. Not to mention the famous fish oil, produced by the processing of fish remains by the fishing industry, which is a proven source of omega 3 fatty acids.
The UK government warns against a cream from popular Chinese medicine that many think is natural and use in case of eczema and psoriasis while it contains medicinal components that increase heart risk.
"Natural does not mean without danger". This is the title of the new statement from the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, which warns of a Chinese remedy sold on the internet that is increasingly popular with patients with psoriasis or eczema.
A component that increases the risk of heart failure
After conducting several studies on the composition of this Yiganerjing-based cream, the researchers found that it contained too high a dose of clobetasol propionate, a topical corticosteroid only available on prescription and two antifungals that would increase heart risk. The problem is that with the popularity of this cream more and more people are trying to get it illegally on the web. The UK governme ... Read all
Good News from JPsante. The news is that researchers at Oxford University have found that low levels of testosterone may reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Carried out at Oxford University and presented at the National Cancer Institute's (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool. The study reveals that men with low testosterone levels are less likely to develop prostate cancer.
Reduces cancer risk by 21%. How they arrived at this percentage?
The study, funded by Cancer Research UK, was based on blood samples from approximately 19,000 men aged 34 to 76,
collected between 1954 and 2004. 6900 of them developed prostate cancer thereafter. The scientists divided the subjects into 10 groups, with men having the lowest testosterone to those having the highest rate and comparing their risk of prostate cancer. The results :
- the group of men with the lowest levels of testosterone were less likely to develop prostate cancer than all others.
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The end-of-year holidays are good times for domestic accidents. Follow these tips to avoid the main dangers and enjoy the festivities in peace.
In order to not celebrate Christmas and New Year holidays with hospital emergency, know how to identify the dangers that await you! "For the whole family, the holiday season and winter, in general, are unfortunately a good time for domestic accidents" deplores indeed Attitude Prevention, the association of the French Federation of Insurance in a statement dated December 18, 2017. Here are the main risks that she identifies, and tips to avoid them.
1- A poorly maintained boiler
Who says winter says heating. But beware, a poorly maintained boiler can cause fires or carbon monoxide poisoning.
How to do? Before each winter, have your heating system checked and maintained by a qualified professional: boiler, water heater, chimney (chimney sweeping), stove ... Also, never use ba ... Read all
The brain of babies who die of sudden infant death syndrome is said to have an abnormality, which could explain why babies should not be put on their stomachs, an American study says.
For years, doctors have recommended that parents put their infants on their backs to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Usually occurring within 1 year, this syndrome is blamed when a baby stops breathing in his sleep, with no apparent medical cause.
According to this study, babies who died as a result of SIDS would have an abnormal brainstem, a region of the brain involved in controlling breathing and movements of the neck and head. This difference in the brain would disrupt the control of respiratory and cardiac functions. It would also hurt how the body reacts to a lack of oxygen at the cellular level.
In concrete terms, this discovery means that if a baby with this abnormality lacks oxygen during sleep, his body may not respond properly. Thus, if ... Read all