Omega-3 fatty acids, found in salmon, sardines, mackerel and other fatty fish, are known for their potential benefits in preventing heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and arthritis. It may also reduce cancer risk.
Laboratory and animal studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids can impede the development of cancer in several ways such as: reducing the production of compounds that promote cancer; promoting apoptosis (cancer cell suicide); impeding the growth of the blood vessels tumors need to survive; and impeding the cancer-promoting activity of omega-6 fatty acids.
Furthermore, some studies suggest that these fatty acids help reduce muscle loss associated with cancer and cancer treatment. By minimizing the muscle loss, you will have better strength, better tolerance for the treatment, and better recovery.