Oily fish 'could help protect against skin cancer'

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Oily fish 'could help protect against skin cancer'
« on: February 26, 2013, 12:11:44 PM »
Regularly taking fish oil supplements could help protect against skin cancer, according to a study that suggests omega-3 fats help boost the immune system.


 Researchers at Manchester University found that volunteers given omega-3 supplements were better able to ward off the potential harmful effects of sunshine, than those given a dummy pill.

The academics emphasised their study was by no means conclusive proof of a protective effect, but said it “adds to the evidence that omega-3 is a potential nutrient to protect against skin cancer”.

The study, the first to investigate the effects of omega-3 on sun protection in humans, compared the skin’s immune response to strong sunshine in 79 volunteers.

Half were given 4g of omega-3 daily - the equivalent of a portion and a half of oily fish like salmon or mackerel - and half were given a placebo pill.

They were then exposed to the equivalent of either 8, 15 or 30 minutes of summer midday sun in Manchester using a special light machine.
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Fernaz Narin Nur,
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Dr. Fernaz Narin Nur,
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Department of CSE.

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Re: Oily fish 'could help protect against skin cancer'
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 11:20:19 AM »
A wonderful discovery, I must say.

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Re: Oily fish 'could help protect against skin cancer'
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 09:17:46 AM »
I know about this coz my mother always took this fish oil capsules......doctor suggest my mother to take this.....so this is good for health.

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Re: Oily fish 'could help protect against skin cancer'
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 06:29:04 PM »
what an interesting informative topic !!!!!............

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Re: Oily fish 'could help protect against skin cancer'
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 02:03:56 PM »
Nice post..........
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Re: Oily fish 'could help protect against skin cancer'
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 05:03:38 PM »
This information will help us.

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Re: Oily fish 'could help protect against skin cancer'
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 10:10:44 AM »
Thank you for sharing this useful information. 
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Re: Oily fish 'could help protect against skin cancer'
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2020, 03:05:44 PM »
Thanks for sharing