This week Dr. Kathryn E. Meier, Ph.D.,
Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Washington State University College of Pharmacy, and her collaborators released study results in which they found that a drug mimicking the action of omega 3s can work as well or better than fatty acids in suppressing cancer cells. The study entitled, “Omega-3 fatty acids and other FFA4 agonists inhibit growth factor signaling in human prostate cancer cells
,” was published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
- Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs): called “essential” because the body can’t make these needed nutritional components and must digest them. There are two known EFAs: alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) and linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid)