Nutrition to Help You Fight Cancer

Dec. 10, 2012 / By

From WebMD

By Peter Jaret

Reviewed By Laura J. Martin, MD

Keep eating fish, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Two superstar heart disease protectors in these foods may also help fight cancer. Antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids may be more powerful than we knew.


Found in fatty fish and certain nuts and seeds, omega-3 fatty acids help protect your heart. Studies show they help maintain brain function. Experts are also looking at how well omega-3 fatty acids can protect against age-related mental decline, eye diseases, arthritis, and others conditions.

Some experts think omega-3s may help protect against cancer. “Omega-3 fatty acids are thought to reduce inflammation in the body. And a variety of cancers have been linked to chronic inflammation,” says Sarah Rafat, RD, a senior dietitian at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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