An Omega-3 That’s Poison for Cancer Tumors

The poison acts on tumor cells via a phenomenon called ferroptosis, a type of cell death linked to the peroxidation of certain fatty acids. The greater the amount of unsaturated fatty acids in the cell, the greater the risk of their oxidation.

Normally, in the acidic compartment within tumors, cells store these fatty acids in lipid droplets, a kind of bundle in which fatty acids are protected from oxidation. But in the presence of a large amount of DHA, the tumor cell is overwhelmed and cannot store the DHA, which oxidizes and leads to cell death.

By using a lipid metabolism inhibitor that prevents the formation of lipid droplets, researchers were able to observe that this phenomenon is further amplified, which confirms the identified mechanism and opens the door to combined treatment possibilities.

Here comes the part where you’re supposed to hawk a product/service designed to prevent cancer.

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There’s a good book on Omega 3s called The Queen of Fats. Good book, worth a read, though it’s a boring read. Basically, Omega 3s are good, there are a lot of health benefits, but they break down to easily so our foods mostly have omega 6s in them because they last longer. But Omega 6s don’t give the benefits of omega 3s. One of the benefits covered on omega 3s was the test results with cancers in mice