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Fish oil and cancer

Behjat Javadi
Cancer is the second leading cause of death with profound socio-economic consequences worldwide. Growing evidence suggests the crucial role of diet on cancer prevention and treatment. In Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM) there is a major focus on contribution of special diet and foods to cancer management. In the present article, the cytotoxic and antitumor activities of several food items including plants and animal products recommended by TPM as anticancer agents are discussed. Strong evidence supports the anticancer effects of beetroot (Beta vulgris) and its major compound betanin, cinnamon and cinnamaldehyde, barley (H...
March 15, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
Noelia Urquiza-Salvat, Manrique Pascual-Geler, Olga Lopez-Guarnido, Lourdes Rodrigo, Alba Martinez-Burgos, Jose Manuel Cozar, Francisco Manuel Ocaña-Peinado, Maria Jesus Álvarez-Cubero, Ana Rivas
In Europe, countries following the traditional Mediterranean Diet (MeDi), particularly Southern European countries, have lower prostate cancer (PCa) incidence and mortality compared to other European regions. In the present study, we investigated the association between the MeDi and the relative risk of PCa and tumor aggressiveness in a Spanish population. Among individual score components, it has been found that subjects with PCa were less likely to consume olive oil as the main culinary fat, vegetables, fruits and fish than those without...
March 15, 2018: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
Jeffrey K Wickliffe, Bridget Simon-Friedt, Jessi L Howard, Ericka Frahm, Buffy Meyer, Mark J Wilson, Deepa Pangeni, Edward B Overton
Following oil spills such as the Deepwater Horizon accident (DWH), contamination of seafood resources and possible increased health risks attributable to consumption of seafood in spill areas are major concerns. In this study, locally harvested finfish and shrimp were collected from research participants in southeast Louisiana and analyzed for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). PAHs are some of the most important chemicals of concern regarding oil-spill-contaminated seafood resources during and following oil spills...
March 13, 2018: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
Gulzar Ahmad, Florence Gattacecca, Rana El Sadda, Galina Botchkina, Iwao Ojima, James Egan, Mansoor Amiji
PURPOSE: The main purpose of this study was to formulate an oil-in-water nanoemulsion of a next generation taxoid DHA-SBT-1214 and evaluate its biodistribution and pharmacokinetics. METHODS: DHA-SBT-1214 was encapsulated in a fish oil containing nanoemulsion using a high pressure homogenization method. Following morphological characterization of the nanoemulsions, qualitative and quantitative biodistribution was evaluated in naïve and cancer stem cell-enriched PPT-2 human prostate tumor bearing mice...
March 8, 2018: Pharmaceutical Research
Yoshinaga Okugawa, Yumiko Shirai, Yuji Toiyama, Susumu Saigusa, Asahi Hishida, Takeshi Yokoe, Koji Tanaka, Motoyoshi Tanaka, Hiromi Yasuda, Hiroyuki Fujikawa, Junichiro Hiro, Minako Kobayashi, Toshimitsu Araki, Yasuhiro Inoue, Donald C McMillan, Masato Kusunoki, Chikao Miki
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to clarify the potential of modified Glasgow Prognostic Score (mGPS) as a prognostic biomarker and reveal the significance of fish oil (FO)-enriched nutrition in colorectal cancer (CRC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 738 CRC patients from three different patient cohorts, including 670 patients in the biomarker study and 68 patients in the nutrition-intervention study, were analyzed. RESULTS: High preoperative mGPS was significantly correlated with well-recognized disease progression factors and advanced UICC stage classification...
March 2018: Anticancer Research
Mehri Jamilian, Mansooreh Samimi, Naghmeh Mirhosseini, Faraneh Afshar Ebrahimi, Esmat Aghadavod, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Zatollah Asemi
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common complication of pregnancy, and it is mostly associated with postpartum diabetes, insulin resistance, and dyslipidemia. Fish oil (omega-3) supplementation has been shown to reduce the risk of different chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancers, though the evidence of its impact on gestational diabetes is scarce. Our goal in this study was to determine the effect of fish oil administration on gene expression related to insulin action, blood lipids, and inflammation in women with GDM...
January 31, 2018: Nutrients
Amar M Eltweri, Lynne M Howells, Anne L Thomas, Ashley R Dennison, David J Bowrey
BACKGROUND: There is limited evidence assessing the effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on oesophageal adenocarcinoma, both in vitro and in vivo. We evaluated the effects of the omega-3 PUFA and oxaliplatin on OE33 and OE19 cells. METHOD: The two oesophageal cells were treated with Omegaven® (fish oil emulsion), EPA, DHA and oxaliplatin and incubated for up to 144 h. RESULTS: The following inhibitory effects were observed on OE33 cells: EPA reduced cell growth by 39% (p = 0...
January 30, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
Marie-Hélène Guertin, Karine Robitaille, Jean-François Pelletier, Thierry Duchesne, Pierre Julien, Josée Savard, Isabelle Bairati, Vincent Fradet
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in north-American men. Few dietary or lifestyle interventions have been tested to prevent prostate cancer progression. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation represents a promising intervention for prostate cancer patients. The aim of the study is to evaluate the effects of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCn3), more precisely eicosapentaenoic acid monoacylglyceride (MAG-EPA) supplementation, on prostate cancer proliferation, inflammation mediators and quality of life among men who will undergo radical prostatectomy...
January 10, 2018: BMC Cancer
Renuka, Navneet Agnihotri, Archana Bhatnagar
Intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) impart a crucial role in maintaining intestinal homeostasis, yet their role in colon cancer pathogenesis remains unknown. Here, we posited that the modulation of intestinal immune response via dietary interventions might be an implacable strategy in restraining colon carcinoma. In the above context, we studied the effect of differential ratios of fish oil (FO) and corn oil (CO) on the gut immune response in experimentally induced colon cancer. Male Wistar rats were divided into six groups: Group I obtained purified diet while Groups II and III were fed on the diet supplemented with differential ratios of FO and CO i...
December 28, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Osazuwa Clinton Ekhator, Nnaemeka Arinze Udowelle, Sorbari Igbiri, Rose Ngozi Asomugha, Chiara Frazzoli, Orish Ebere Orisakwe
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a large group of well-known toxicants with carcinogenic potential and other health effects including on the immune system. The high health risks of non-communicable diseases and relevant comorbidities in Africa, particularly in contaminated areas like e-waste and crude oil and gas exploration areas and for high consumers of food commodity groupings which are most critical for PAH exposure, are exacerbated by dietary exposure due to unsafe practices in commonly consumed foods, like those street vended...
February 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Laura VanderSluis, Vera C Mazurak, Sambasivarao Damaraju, Catherine J Field
Epidemiological studies have associated high fish oil consumption with decreased risk of breast cancer (BC). n-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found in fish and fish oils exert anti-cancer effects. However, few studies have examined the relative efficacy of EPA and DHA alone and in mixtures on BC subtypes. This was the objective of the present review, as this research is a necessity for the translation of findings to human health and disease...
December 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Adela Castelló, Nerea Fernández de Larrea, Vicente Martín, Verónica Dávila-Batista, Elena Boldo, Marcela Guevara, Víctor Moreno, Gemma Castaño-Vinyals, Inés Gómez-Acebo, Guillermo Fernández-Tardón, Rosana Peiró, Rocío Olmedo-Requena, Rocio Capelo, Carmen Navarro, Silvino Pacho-Valbuena, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Manolis Kogevinas, Marina Pollán, Nuria Aragonés
BACKGROUND: The influence of dietary habits on the development of gastric adenocarcinoma is not clear. The objective of the present study was to explore the association of three previously identified dietary patterns with gastric adenocarcinoma by sex, age, cancer site, and morphology. METHODS: MCC-Spain is a multicase-control study that included 295 incident cases of gastric adenocarcinoma and 3040 controls. The association of the Western, Prudent, and Mediterranean dietary patterns-derived in another Spanish case-control study-with gastric adenocarcinoma was assessed using multivariable logistic regression models with random province-specific intercepts and considering a possible interaction with sex and age...
November 14, 2017: Gastric Cancer
Shahryar Shakeri, Neda Amoozyan, Farzaneh Fekrat, Mahmood Maleki
Dietary eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may have a role in contributing to the prevention or inhibition of some malignancies. DHA, the most important polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) in fish and thraustochytrid oils, is known for its anticancer activity. However, antigastric cancer activity of thraustochytrid microbial oil is still unclear. In this investigation, 45 thraustochytrid strains were screened for the production of antigastric cancer oil. Cytotoxicity of 12 thraustochytrid oils was assessed by 3-(4,5-dimethythiazol- 2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) on gastric cancer AGS cells...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Food Science
Elemárcia Martins da Silva Paixão, Ana Carolina de M Oliveira, Nathalia Pizato, Maria Imaculada Muniz-Junqueira, Kelly G Magalhães, Eduardo Yoshio Nakano, Marina K Ito
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effects of eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids enriched fish oil (FO) on nutritional and immunological parameters of treatment naïve breast cancer patients. METHODS: In a randomized double blind controlled trial, the FO group (FG) patients were supplemented with 2 g/ day of FO concentrate containing 1.8 g of n-3 fatty acids during 30 days. The placebo group (PG) received 2 g/ day of mineral oil. At baseline and after the intervention, plasma levels of n-3 fatty acids, dietary intake, weight, body composition, biochemical and immunological markers were assessed...
October 23, 2017: Nutrition Journal
Alex O Okaru, Dirk W Lachenmeier
For decades, compounds present in foods and beverages have been implicated in the etiology of human cancers. The World Health Organization (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) continues to classify such agents regarding their potential carcinogenicity in humans based on new evidence from animal and human studies. Furfuryl alcohol and β-myrcene are potential human carcinogens due to be evaluated. The major source of furfuryl alcohol in foods is thermal processing and ageing of alcoholic beverages, while β-myrcene occurs naturally as a constituent of the essential oils of plants such as hops, lemongrass, and derived products...
March 11, 2017: Toxics
Marleen A H Lentjes, Ruth H Keogh, Ailsa A Welch, Angela A Mulligan, Robert N Luben, Nicholas J Wareham, Kay-Tee Khaw
OBJECTIVES: Assess the association between marine omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 PUFA) intake from supplements, mainly cod liver oil, and coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study, with three exposure measurements over 22 years. SETTING: Norfolk-based European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC-Norfolk, UK). PARTICIPANTS: 22 035 men and women from the general population, 39-79 years at recruitment...
October 13, 2017: BMJ Open
Adela Castelló, Elena Boldo, Pilar Amiano, Gemma Castaño-Vinyals, Nuria Aragonés, Inés Gómez-Acebo, Rosana Peiró, Jose Juan Jimenez-Moleón, Juan Alguacil, Adonina Tardón, Lluís Cecchini, Virginia Lope, Trinidad Dierssen-Sotos, Lourdes Mengual, Manolis Kogevinas, Marina Pollán, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez
PURPOSE: To explore the association of the previously described Western, Prudent and Mediterranean dietary patterns with prostate cancer risk by tumor aggressiveness and extension. METHODS: MCC-Spain is a population-based multicase-control study, carried out in 7 Spanish provinces between September 2008 and December 2013. It collected anthropometric, epidemiologic and dietary information on 754 histologically confirmed incident cases of prostate cancer and 1277 controls aged 38 to 85 years...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Urology
Alaa A Almasud, Kaitlin H Giles, John J Miklavcic, Karen J B Martins, Vickie E Baracos, Charles T Putman, Leluo L Guan, Vera C Mazurak
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess whether feeding a diet containing fish oil was efficacious in reducing tumor- and subsequent chemotherapy-associated myosteatosis, and improving tumor response to treatment. METHODS: Female Fischer 344 rats were fed either a control diet for the entire study (control), or switched to a diet containing fish oil (2.0 g /100 g of diet) one week prior to tumor implantation (long term fish oil) or at the start of chemotherapy (adjuvant fish oil)...
2017: PloS One
Keiichi Oono, Katsuya Takahashi, Saeka Sukehara, Hirohito Kurosawa, Tomio Matsumura, Shun'Ichiro Taniguchi, Shoichiro Ohta
The n-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), found in fish oil, exert a number of beneficial effects, and they are used in the treatment of hyperlipidemia. In recent years, EPA and DHA have been found to affect cancer cell proliferation. In the present study, PC3 cells, which are androgen-independent prostate cancer cells that resemble castration-resistant prostate cancer cells, were used to investigate a possible novel treatment for castration-resistant prostate cancer. The PC3 cells were cultured and incubated with various concentrations of EPA or DHA...
August 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Ja Young Lee, Tae-Bu Sim, Jeong-Eun Lee, Hye-Kyung Na
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer related death in the world. Multiple lines of evidence suggest that there is an association between consumption of dietary fat and colon cancer risk. Not only the amount but also the type and the ratio of fatty acids comprising dietary fats consumed have been implicated in the etiology and pathogenesis of colon cancer. Omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), have been known to inhibit development of colon cancer by downregulating the expression of genes involved in colon carcinogenesis and also by altering the membrane lipid composition...
July 2017: Clinical Nutrition Research
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