Lower risk of bowel cancer death linked to high omega 3 intake after diagnosis

A high dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acids, derived from oily fish, may help to lower the risk of death from bowel cancer in patients diagnosed with the disease, suggests research published online in the journal Gut. The findings show that increasing intake of marine omega 3 by at least 0.15 g daily after diagnosis was associated with a 70 percent lower risk of dying from bowel cancer; while a reduction in daily intake was associated with a 10 percent heightened risk of death from the disease.

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