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Low Fat Diet With Fish Oil Slowed Growth Of Human Prostate Cancer Cells
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billh99 posted:
A low-fat diet with fish oil supplements eaten for four to six weeks prior to prostate removal slowed down the growth of prostate cancer cells -- the number of rapidly dividing cells -- in human prostate cancer tissue compared to a traditional, high-fat Western diet.

Done by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the short-term study also found that the men on the low-fat, fish oil supplement diet were able to change the composition of their cell membranes in both the healthy cells and the cancer cells in the prostate. They had increased levels of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil and decreased levels of omega-6 fatty acids from corn oil in the cell membranes, which may directly affect the biology of the cells, though further studies are needed, said Dr. William Aronson, the study's first author and a researcher with UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

This is a limited study. A longer term study is being done with patient that doing "Waitful Watching" of their PC rather than active treatment.

More details at the above link.
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Fairwind responded:
Be SURE to tell your surgeon about any fish oil supplements you have been taking so he can cancel your surgery for a month...Fish oil will make you bleed badly and is a no-no before any surgery or biopsy..
 
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billh99 replied to Fairwind's response:
There seems to be some difference of opinion about how significantly it effects bleeding.

But where they think that it is important it is listed in the pre-op instructions.

Likewise I have been given 5, 7, 10, 11 days to stop aspirin.


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