What are your thoughts about the study/findings?

I support the study as n-3 polyunsaturated fats have EPA and DHA which possess anticancer properties that can lower the risk of breast cancers explaining why people in Asian are less likely to have breast cancers compared to women in western countries.

What are n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and how do they help lower the risk of breast cancer?

N-3 polyunsaturated fats are can have 18 to 20 carbon atoms and aid the body to modulate nuclear receptors. They aid in control of inflammatory genes and influence lipid synthesis to lower the harmful acids in the body.

N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids or N-3 PUFA contain EPA and DHA which have anticancer effects that inhibit growth of cancer tumors on the breasts. They hinder pathogenesis of mammary carcinogens in obese premenopausal women. Increasing your intake of foods high in N3 PUFAs especially in obese women lowers the risk of breast cancers by increasing cell degeneration, angiogenesis, while decreasing inflammation and tumor development.  

What are good sources of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids?

Some excellent sources that can boost your n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids include fatty fish, walnuts, leafy vegetables, vegetable oils and flax seeds.

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

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