Research studies, including one newly published study (free to download), continue to examine the benefits and actions of these dietary fats on breast cancer. In this new breast cancer study, investigators examined the effect of EPA and DHA, the two main omega-3 fatty acids, on cultured beast cancer cells. Changes in cell growth, cell death, epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptors, and more were analyzed after treating two types of breast cancer cells with these omega-3 fats. The researchers indicated that:
- Both EPA and DHA induced programmed cell death in both breast cancer cell types. In contrast, treatment with arachidonic acid, an omega-6 polyunsaturated fat, did not cause breast cancer cell death.
- Both EPA and DHA reduced the production of the Bcl-2 protein, a protein that acts to protect breast cancer cells from dying.
- EPA and DHA also both suppressed the activation of EGF receptors, suggesting that these omega-3 fatty acids can help fight breast cancer development associated with this growth factor.
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