Low fat diet plus fish oil reduce chances of cancer recurring in men
by Newsletter Editor
One of the key predictors of prostate cancer recurring is how quickly those cells replicate, a process known as cell cycle progression. In this study, men having their prostate removed ate a standard higher fat Western diet or a low fat diet with fish oil supplements. Doctors measured levels of a pro-inflammatory substance, leukotriene B4, they believe is linked to cell cycle progression.
Compared to the Western diet, men who ate the low-fat, fish oil diet, had lower blood levels of leukotriene B4 and lower cancer cell replication scores. In a surprising discovery, doctors also found prostate cancer cells have a receptor for leukotriene B4 on their surface, which may lead to a breakthrough for treatment in the future.