Breast cancer remains a scourge for women. However, this disease can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle, among others, often eat rich in omega-3 fatty acids fish

The researchers analyzed 26 studies involving 900,000 women international of China, including 20,000 of them had breast cancer. They found that women who consumed omega-3 fatty acids from fish often have a reduced risk of breast cancer 14 percent less risk. 

The results of the study also showed a decreased risk with a dose relationship. Mentioned, each up 0.1 gram in the levels of omega - 3 fatty acids per day consumption was associated with a reduction of 5 percent of the risk of breast cancer. For comparison, a portion of salmon contains 4 grams of omega - 3 fatty acids. 

Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of unsaturated fat that has been known to prevent heart disease and cancer. 

However, the researchers say that the consumption of omega -3 fatty acids from plants did not show the same effect in reducing the risk of breast cancer

Furthermore, they also discovered the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids to reduce the risk of breast cancer is different in each population. In Asians, the benefits may not be as large as the West. According to the researchers, this may occur due to differences in sources of omega-3 are consumed. 

The benefits of omega -3 in fish is considered the most well to reduce the risk of breast cancer. Although not yet clear whether the consumption of omega - 3 fatty acids supplements also provide the same effect. 

A review of 48 studies concluded that it is always difficult to consumption of omega - 3 fatty acids, from food or supplements, may modify the risk of heart disease or cancer. But that does not mean that people should stop a diet rich in omega-3.


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