Friday, March 19, 2010

Fish may cut bowel cancer risk

A recent study published in the journal of British Medical Association (BMA) – Gut, reveals that a purified form of an Omega 3 reduces the number and size of bowel growths, called polyps, in people whose genetics make them prone to bowel cancer.

According to the, this omega 3 (eicosapentaenoic acid or EPA) may prove to be effective as a prescription drug to treat familial bowel polyps, without any cardiovascular side effects. reports that the study involved 55 patients with high genetic risk of developing precancerous polyps in the bowel which often develop into tumors, making it necessary to remove large sections of intestines. 28 patients were given daily dose of highly purified form of omega 3, while the rest 27 were administered a placebo (dummy treatment).

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