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Intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and risk of ovarian cancer

Ibiebele, T I; Nagle, C M; Bain, Christopher; Webb, Penelope M


Objectives Limited experimental evidence suggests that omega-3 polyunsaturated (n-3) fatty acids inhibit the proliferation of ovarian cancer cells in vitro, whereas omega-6 polyunsaturated (n-6) fatty acids have been shown to promote carcinogenesis, but epidemiological studies to date have been inconclusive. Our aim was to evaluate the role of polyunsaturated fatty acids in ovarian carcinogenesis. Methods Participants in the Australian Ovarian Cancer Study (1,366 cases and 1,414 population...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Cancer Causes and Control
DOI: 10.1007/s10552-012-0053-4


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