Topic: Great article on Omega III!
I am a rep for nutritional products, and believe good quality supplements can play a huge part in battling many diseases. With my fiance' being diagonosed with CC in January, my quest to learn more about nutrition and nutritional products as an addition to quality medical attention, has been a real focus in my life. Below is an excert from an on-line article which is really exciting about reasearch on Omega III's and the battle against cholangiocarcinoma. Omega III's are good for us for so many reasons, especially heart health, and this is just so exciting to read it may also be an effective therapy for CC. (I know this will help to convince Mark to take his Omega III's more consistantly now -:)
"In the second study, Abstract number 2680, the investigators treated cholangiocarcinoma tumor cells with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for 12 to 48 hours. Cholangiocarcinoma is a particularly aggressive form of liver cancer that arises in the ducts that carry bile from the liver and has an extremely high mortality rate. Again, the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA treatments resulted in a dose-dependent inhibition of cancer cell growth, while the omega-6 fatty acid AA treatment had no significant effect. Likewise, DHA treatment induced a cleavage form of PARP in cholangiocarcinoma cells, and DHA and EPA treatment significantly decreased the level of beta-catenin protein in the cells.
According to Dr. Wu, these findings suggest that omega-3 fatty acids not only may be an effective therapy for the treatment of human liver cancers but may also be a means of protecting the liver from steatohepatitis, a chronic liver disease characterized by the buildup of fat in the liver and believed to be a precursor of hepatocellular carcinoma. The next step in the process, he said, is to test the effects of omega-3 fatty acids in mice harboring human liver tumors."
Here is the linlk to the entire on-line article: