Omega-3 fats might help breast cancer survivors


March 22, 2012 2:54:54 PM PDT
Breast cancer survivors could benefit from eating a healthy dose of omega-3 fats.

Many people treated for cancer have lingering fatigue even years after their therapy ends.

Scientists reporting in the Journal of Clinical Oncology say they found omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids decreased inflammation and decreased physical aspects of fatigue in these patients.

Omega-3 fats are found largely in oily fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel.

Omega-3s are thought to lesson inflammation.