The Association for International Cancer Research, found that taking a regular dose of fish oils, which contain omega-3, boosted the skin's ability to fight skin cancer and infection.
“This study adds to the evidence that omega-3 is a potential nutrient to protect against skin cancer. Although the changes we found when someone took the oil were small, they suggest that a continuous low level of chemoprevention from taking omega-3 could reduce the risk of skin cancer over an individual’s lifetime,” states Professor Lesley Rhodes, Professor of Experimental Dermatology.
Omega-3 is not a substitute for sunscreen and physical protection. It should be regarded as an additional small measure to help protect skin from sun damage.
The Photobiology Unit Dermatology Centre at the University analyzed the effect of taking omega-3 on 79 healthy volunteers.
- Engredea News & Analysis