Omega-3 fatty acids can benefit cancer patients

Researchers at Trinity College in Dublin have found that Omega-3 fatty acids may benefit cancer patients undergoing major operations.

The oesophageal research group at TCD says it has found that fatty acids preserve muscle mass in patients undergoing surgery for oesophageal cancer.

This type of cancer is normally associated with significant weight loss and quality of life issues.

Omega 3 fats are essential fats found naturally in oily fish, with the highest concentrations in salmon, herring, mackerel and sardines.

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