Studies related to DNA Damage and Fish Oil

Effect Of Eicosapentaenoic Acid, An Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid, On UVR-related Cancer Risk In Humans. An Assessment Of Early Genotoxic Markers

Effect None
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 42
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64
Notes for this study:
Supplementation of 4g fish oil (95% EPA ethyl esters) for 3 months was able to raise skin levels of EPA 8-fold and conferred a reduced risk for sunburns, an increase threshold for sunlight induced erythema (36%) and reduced DNA damage induced by sunlight (although DNA damage per se was unaffected). The authors hypothesized that these mechanisms may underlie the reduced risk of skin cancer associated with fish consumption.

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