According to a researcher, the finding that the low-fat, fish oil diet reduced the number of rapidly dividing cells in the prostate cancer tissue is important because the rate at which the cells are dividing can be predictive of future cancer progression. The lower the rate of proliferation, the lesser the chances that the cancer will spread outside the prostate, where it is much harder to treat.
Natural Health News Men with prostate cancer could help slow the growth of cancer cells if they eat a low-fat diet and take fish oil supplements, new research has shown.
Compared to a traditional, high-fat Western diet, a healthier lower fat diet appeared to change the composition of their cell membranes in both the healthy cells and the cancer cells in the prostate. The men also had lower levels of pro-inflammatory substances in their blood and a lower cell cycle progression (CCP, an indication of how aggressively a cancer may spread), say researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
This study appears in the early online edition of Cancer Prevention Research and follows a 2011 study by Aronson and his team that found a low-fat diet with fish oil supplements eaten for 4-6 weeks prior to prostate removal slowed the growth of cancer cells in human prostate cancer …