INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN CIENCIAS DE LA SALUD
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Dietary conjugated linoleic acid and long-chain n-3 fatty acids in mammary and prostate cancer protection: a review
HEINZE VM ; ACTIS AB
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCES AND NUTRITION
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Año: 2012 vol. 63 p. 66 - 66
The role of dietary fatty acids on cancer is still controversial. To examine the current literature on the protective role of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and marine long-chain fatty acids[eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)] and the risk of breast and prostate cancer. Data from 41 case-control and cohort studies and relevant in vitro and animal experiments were included in this 2000-2010 revision. Epidemiological studies on CLA intake or its tissue concentration related to breast and prostate tumorigenesis are not conclusive. EPA and DHA intake have shown important inverse associations just in some studies. Additional research on the analysed association is required.