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Omega-3 fatty acids act against tumors

Omega-3 fatty acids act against tumors

London, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) A team of experts found that omega-3 fatty acids act against tumors through a process called Ferroptosis, a scientific source reported.
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This cell death is driven by iron-dependent phospholipid peroxidation, according to the Medical News Today website.

Multiple cellular metabolic pathways are involved in this regulatory process, including redox reactions, iron utilization, mitochondrial activity, and metabolism of organic compounds such as amino acids, lipids and carbohydrates,’ the experts stated.

Specialists assured that the above-mentioned information can be put into practice in treating drug-resistant cancers, since the greater amount of omega-3 fatty acids in the cell the greater the risk of oxidation will be.

Then, tumor cell is not capable of containing all these molecules, so oxidation would occur leading to cell death.

This process has not been so far tested in humans, but in future research scientists will envisage putting it into practice, provided that the omega-3 fatty acids dose to be administered is determined, specialists warned.

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