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Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal April 22, 2002 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.



Part 6: Fish Oil

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There is now also considerable evidence that fish oil consumption can delay or reduce tumor development in breast cancer. Studies have also shown that a high blood level of omega-3 fatty acids combined with a low level of omega-6 acids reduces the risk of developing breast cancer. Daily supplementation with as little as 2.5 grams of fish oils has been found effective in preventing the progression from benign polyps to colon cancer and Korean researchers recently reported that prostate cancer patients have low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Greek researchers report that fish oil supplementation improves survival and quality of life in terminally ill cancer patients.

Vegetarian diets, for example, tend to be very high in omega-6.

Fish diet helps patients with Crohn's disease

OTSU, JAPAN. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease involving intestinal pain, diarrhea, and mal-absorption of nutrients. The disease is characterized by periods of active disease interspersed with periods of remission. Elemental diet (ED) therapy is the preferred treatment in Japan. The ED therapy involves tube feeding (enteral nutrition) a mixture of free amino acids, short-chain maltodextrins, and low levels of fat in the form of soybean oil.

Medical researchers at the Shiga University of Medical Science now report that one of the three daily enteral meals can be replaced by a special meal eaten normally. This new CD (Crohn's disease) diet consists of rice, cooked fish, and soup. It is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and has an omega-3 to omega-6 ratio of only 0.5.

The results were very encouraging. Prior to the introduction of the CD diet 9 out of 10 patientsí experiences a relapse within one year; on the new regimen only 4 out of the 10 had a flare-up within one year. The researchers conclude that the combination ED and CD diet along with nutritional education is effective in extending the remission periods in Crohn's disease.

Tsujikawa, Tomoyuki, et al. clinical importance of n-3 fatty acid-rich diet and nutritional education for the maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease. Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 35, 2000, pp. 99- 104.

Fish oils give hope to patients with Crohn's disease

See: The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 334, No. 24, June 13, 1996, pp. 1557-60).

Essential fatty acid deficiency and gastrointestinal disorders

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Researchers at the Boston University Medical Center report that patients with chronic gastrointestinal disorders have abnormal essential fatty acid profiles. They suggest that this deficiency needs to be corrected by adding omega-3 and/or omega-6 oils to the diet in the ratio required to eliminate the abnormalities.

Siguel, Edward N. and Lerman, Robert H. Prevalence of essential fatty acid deficiency in-patients with chronic gastrointestinal disorders. Metabolism, Vol. 45, January 1996, pp. 12-23

Fish oils ameliorate ulcerative colitis

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Ulcerative colitis, a common form of inflammatory bowel disease, is accompanied by an increased level of leukotriene B4 in the lining of the colon. Fish oils are known to inhibit the synthesis of leukotrienes and it has therefore been postulated that they might be beneficial in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.

Aslan, Alex and Triadafilopoulos, George. Fish oil fatty acid supplementation in active ulcerative colitis: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 87, April 1992, pp. 432-37

Fish oils help prevent prostate cancer

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND. Medical researchers in New Zealand provide convincing evidence that an increased consumption of fish oils helps reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. Their study involved 317 men who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer during 1996-97 and 480 age-matched controls. Blood samples were obtained from all participants and the erythrocyte (red blood cell) phosphatidylcholine fraction of the plasma was analyzed for EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), the two main components of fish oils.

Evaluation of the collected data showed a clear correlation between blood level of EPA and DHA and the presence of prostate cancer. Study participants with levels in the highest quartile were found to have a 40 per cent lower incidence than participants with levels in the lowest quartile. This relationship held true even when adjusted for age, height, and use of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), socio- economic status, and estimated intake of lycopene and polyunsaturated fats.

The researchers also found that men with low socio-economic status, a low intake of lycopene, and non- regular use of NSAIDs were more likely to develop prostate cancer. They did not, however, find any correlation between self-reported intake of EPA and DHA indicating that food frequency questionnaires are not an accurate method for estimating fish oil intake. The researchers speculate that fish oils may prevent the progression of prostate cancer by inhibiting the biosynthesis of eicosanoids from arachidonic acid.

Norrish, A.E., et al. Prostate cancer risk and consumption of fish oils: a dietary biomarker-based case- control study. British Journal of Cancer, Vol. 81, No. 7, December 1999, pp. 1238-42

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