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The Effects of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Consumption on Mammary Carcinogenesis

Overview of attention for article published in Lipids, April 2015
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Title
The Effects of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Consumption on Mammary Carcinogenesis
Published in
Lipids, April 2015
DOI 10.1007/s11745-015-4011-2
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Theodore R. Witte, W. Elaine Hardman

Abstract

The consumption of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) is associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer. Studies in animals and in vitro have demonstrated mechanisms that could explain this apparent effect, but clinical and epidemiological studies have returned conflicting results on the practical benefits of dietary n-3 PUFA for prevention of breast cancer. Effects are often only significant within a population when comparing the highest n-3 PUFA consumption group to the lowest n-3 group or highest n-6 group. The beneficial effects of n-3 PUFA eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic on the risk of breast cancer are dose dependent and are negatively affected by total n-6 consumption. The majority of the world population, including the most highly developed regions, consumes insufficient n-3 PUFA to significantly reduce breast cancer risk. This review discusses the physiological and dietary context in which reduction of breast cancer risk may occur, some proposed mechanisms of action and meaningful recommendations for consumption of n-3 PUFA in the diet of developed regions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 30 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 20%
Other 5 17%
Researcher 3 10%
Professor 2 7%
Other 7 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 13%
Unspecified 4 13%
Other 2 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 June 2015.
All research outputs
#7,971,504
of 13,379,444 outputs
Outputs from Lipids
#1,294
of 1,610 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#112,079
of 232,821 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Lipids
#1
of 11 outputs
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