Omega-3 fatty acids help advanced lung cancer patients

A new study in British Journal of Nutrition has found supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids can help advanced lung cancer patients.

Researchers at San Giovanni Battista Hospital in Turin, Italy conducted the trial and found long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids from fish oil have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects and improve nutrition in lung cancer patients.

In the study, lung cancer patients were given a placebo or four capsules per day containing 510 mg of EPA and 340 mg of DHA, two major omega-fatty acids found in fish oil for 66 days. Patients underwent chemotherapy and at 8, 22 and 66 days, biochemical and anthropometric parameters were measured in both groups.

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