Omega-3 fatty acids have been known to reduce inflammation, which is the main cause of heart disease. Now, a recent study on reveals that it can also restrict the growth of breast cancer tumors.

Through laboratory trials, researchers from the University of Guelph found that ample amounts of omega-3 in the body lessens tumor growth by 30 percent. This means that more than just weakening cancer cells in those who have developed the disease, omega-3 food nutrients may also play a great role in keeping the Big C away.

"We show that lifelong exposure to omega-3s has a beneficial role in disease prevention--in this case, breast cancer prevention," explains professor and study author David Ma. "Prevention is an area of growing importance. We are working to build a better planet, and that includes better lifestyle and diet."

In order to help prevent breast cancer, have your daily fill of omega-3 by eating green leafy vegetables, beans and walnut, fish, and seaweeds. Prevention is still the best cure, so keep yourself healthy with the right kind of diet.

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