Omega-3 Builds Muscle Mass in Cancer Patients
March 24, 2011
For cancer patients, supplementation with omega-3 fats could help them maintain and even regain lost muscle mass, according to a new study. Most patients who took a daily supplement for 10 weeks either maintained or gained muscle mass. Patients who didn't take anything either maintained or lost muscle mass.
"[Omega-3's] interfere with inflammation, thereby reducing its effect on muscle ... Loss of muscle mass and fat is bad for cancer patients because it hampers their ability to respond to cancer treatments."