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Fish oil reduces effectiveness of chemotherapy
Date:9/12/2011

otherapy is concerned, we usually believe that changes in the cancer cells themselves have occurred. Now we show that the body itself secretes protective substances into the blood that are powerful enough to block the effect of chemotherapy. These substances can be found in some types of fish oil. Whilst waiting for the results of further research, we currently recommend that these products should not be used whilst people are undergoing chemotherapy."

Researchers at the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, describe these findings, that will appear online on September 12, in the journal Cancer Cell.


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Contact: Harma Plaggemars
h.c.plaggemars@umcutrecht.nl
31-887-557-483
University Medical Center Utrecht
Source:Eurekalert

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