Dietary w-3 and w-6 Fatty Acids in Cancer

  • Rashida A. Karmali


The evidence that dietary fat relates to cancers of the breast and colon, and probably other types of cancer, has been built on descriptive and metabolic epidemiology, correlation studies, migrant studies, case-control studies, and experimental animal studies1. This overall evidence has led to recommendations that dietary fat intake be reduced to decrease the risk of developing certain types of cancer.2,3


Linoleic Acid Mammary Tumor Mammary Carcinogenesis Mammary Tumorigenesis Mammary Tumor Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rashida A. Karmali
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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